You’ll have an expert to guide you through the process.
Buying or selling a home requires forms, reports, documents, and statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal and avoid delays or costly mistakes.
Get objective information and opinions.
An agent can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They will also be able to provide objective information about each property. Your agent will be able to help you answer two important questions: “Will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment?” And “Will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?”
Find the best property out there.
It will take some investigation by your REALTOR® to find all of the best available properties that ideally match your unique home specifications.
Benefit from their negotiating experience.
There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession, and inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings, or equipment. An agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.
Before you talk to a builder, talk to your REALTOR®.
Your REALTOR® is your new home specialist. There is no cost to you to work with a REALTOR® through the new home building process. They know what you should receive and what “extras” might be available. Questions concerning the site location, builder, design and decor are important, and an agent can provide insight into which amenities will add to the resale value of your home. They know you are building not only for today… but also for tomorrow.
When visiting an open house.
The agent who is holding the open house represents the seller. Their fiduciary duty is to the seller, which means they must represent the seller to the best of their abilities. Anything you say to that agent can be used during negotiations. A buyer’s agent will always have your best interest in mind. If you are already working with a buyer’s agent, be sure to let the open house agent know with whom you are working.