Here’s how to find the perfect representation for your home purchase.
It’s time to cover Step 2 in our series on the home-buying process: Finding the perfect agent.
A great real estate agent is an essential guide to navigating this crazy market right now. Not all real estate agents are created equal, however. Finding the right agent should be your top priority when you’re ready to jump into this real estate market.
The best agent for you should be able to walk you through the entire process, look out for your best interests, and seamlessly lead you through the transaction. In today’s hot market, we execute transactions every day, especially as more of the process becomes virtual.
Making sure you have the best advice on your side is important; you have to know that you can trust the advice you’re getting. If your agent is trustworthy, they will be able to save you time, money, and energy throughout the process.
A solid agent also comes in handy for price guidance. We do a market analysis on all of the properties we’re looking at before we make an offer to make sure you’re submitting an offer that’s fair market value, and that we can negotiate the right price.
All Realtors are agents, but not all agents are Realtors.
You need to understand beforehand that this process will get very emotional. For most, buying a home is the largest investment they will ever make. Having a concerned yet objective third party to help you stay focused on the items that are most important to you is invaluable.
The first step in finding an agent you can trust is to interview them (we have a list of great questions for you to ask any agent, so just reach out to us if you want a copy). Next, in addition to googling the agent to find out as much info as you can, you’ll want to ask them for client referrals and call some of these past clients yourself.
Finally, you’ll want to choose a Realtor, not just a regular agent. All Realtors are agents, but not all agents are Realtors. Realtors must abide by a strict code of ethics that is based on true professionalism and protection of the public.
Next time, we’ll cover Step 3 of the home-buying process: the buyer consultation. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.