Buying a house is a complex process — not to mention expensive. When you set your home-buying budget, don’t forget to plan ahead for closing costs. Although there are some available workarounds, most buyers find themselves paying thousands of dollars up-front, out-of-pocket, to cover closing costs on the home they’re purchasing.
Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agent: Why did you become a real estate agent? Why should I work with you? What do you do
Seven main roles of your real estate agent A Buyer’s Real Estate Agent: Educates you about your market. Analyzes your wants and needs. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals. Negotiates on your behalf. Checks and double-checks paperwork and deadlines. Solves any problems that may arise. Contact
Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder.Below are
Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here’s a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your chosen real estate