Why Do You Need an Agent?

Obtaining a real estate professional is extremely important. Purchasing a home, whether it is your first home or your fourth, is a huge investment. Having an agent will ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment by negotiating the best price and terms of any offer your place. By acquiring an agent, you will be tapping into years of experience dealing with not only negotiations, but also knowledge of the area, school district and general construction of homes. By analyzing what suits you best, an agent can also shorten the time it takes to help you find your home. From properly presenting offers to ensuring everything is on schedule once in contract, an agent will make sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

A buyer’s agent is an agent who is engaged by a buyer to represent the buyer’s interest. The buyer’s agent does this by negotiating the purchase of a home at a price and on terms acceptable to the buyer. A buyer’s agent has without limitation, the following duties to the buyer: reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality, full disclosure, obedience and duty to account. A buyer’s agent does no represent the interest of the seller. The obligations of a seller’s agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent and the seller.

  • Common Mistakes

    not being prepared, not understanding home value, not understanding what’s in a mortgage payment (taxes, insurance, mip etc), not getting a home inspection, not getting a survey, check local towns for co’s, open permits, etcs

Are You Qualified/Pre-Approval

Unless you are a cash buyer, one of the first steps of purchasing a home is obtaining your pre-approval. With this pre-approval you have a stepping stone to verify how much you can afford for a home. This 1 step will exponentially decrease or increase the options you have when searching for a home. Whether you are decreasing the price-range, or increasing the price range, having a starting point will show you what areas you can afford to live in, what type of house you can afford or help you decide if you would like to wait a few more years to get exactly what you want. Most agents will ask for your pre-approval early, so that when you submit an offer on a home, that pre-approval can show that you have the funds to back up the offer.

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