Choosing an Agent

There are countless decisions to be made when buying a home, and many of them will significantly affect whether or not you are able to get a contract to closing and move into your new home.  

 

A real estate agent can offer specialized knowledge in research, and negotiations to

help you meet or exceed your goals. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 82 percent of home sales are the result of agent connections.

A buyer's agent can assist you in many ways when you buy a home and it is all at No Cost to you! Finding the right real estate professional requires doing a little research and asking a few questions.  The buyer's agent is paid by the seller when your purchase of their home is final. The agent you select must be diligent, knowledgeable, resourceful, and care about your needs. Below are some key points to look for in choosing your agent.

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Your Real Estate Professional Should:

  • Serve as your advocate and representative when dealing with sellers, sellers’ agents and service providers.     

  • Make you aware of all the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction as a buyer including disclosure requirements.

 

  • Assist you in looking at various financing options, protect you from predatory lending practice and in getting a pre-approval from a lender

 

  • Make you aware of all the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction as a buyer including disclosure requirements.

 

  • Assist you in looking at various financing options, protect you from predatory lending practice and in getting a pre-approval from a lender.

 

  • Assist you negotiations and in making counteroffers.

 

  • Prepare a Buyer’s Estimated Cost Calculation Sheet for each offer.

 

  • Represent you throughout the transaction from contract to closing.

 

  • Be knowledgeable in the technology resources that facilitate the transaction.

 

  • Attend the closing and mediate any last-minute obstacles to ensure a smooth, successful transaction.

 

  • Provide referrals to proven service providers, including title companies, inspectors,  appraisers, pest control, moving companies and more.

Buyer's Roadmap