What Can Real Estate Agents Do For you?
In this growing and changing market, it's more important than ever to rely on an experienced, talented real estate agent. The right real estate agent can make your transaction as lucrative and stress—free as possible, while making sure all of your goals and needs are met.
A real estate agent will help you determine how much home you can actually afford. Often, they can suggest additional ways to accrue the down payment and explain alternative financing methods.
They can also introduce you to a mortgage counselor and arrange to have you “pre-approved” which can improve your negotiating position and enable you to achieve your home-buying objectives faster and with less stress.
Providing client level services, they can work for you as a buyer’s agent and help negotiate the best price and terms for you. Or, they can serve as a seller’s sub-agent (or disclosed dual agent), acting as a liaison between you and the seller to present offers and counteroffers until an agreement is reached.
They will help you work out a realistic idea of the home best suited to your needs – size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, and other personal preferences.
Real estate agents have access to a listing of all available homes in the multi-list system, can evaluate them in terms of your needs and affordability, and will not waste your time showing you unsuitable homes.
They can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities, and may be aware of proposed zoning changes that could affect your decision to buy.
Although the law does not normally require an attorney to review documents or oversee real estate closings, agents can provide you with a list of law practitioners to choose from if you would like to use the services of an attorney.
Real estate agents can help familiarize you with the closing process and they will obtain closing figures in advance of closing for your review.
They can provide you with a list of qualified home inspectors, pest inspectors, surveyors, and help to coordinate inspection appointments.
Have the Best Agents On Your Side
Our team has a lot of in-depth experience and we know our community, providing you with the best and smoothest real estate transaction possible! As expert negotiators, we are on your side, and will help direct you through every concern or challenge you may encounter. Contact us today to get started on your home journey!