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Buyers, Why Should You work with a Real Estate Agent?


Working with a professional Realtor to buy your home is a good idea for several reasons:

  • Because it's FREE!  The Seller typically pays your agents commission, although they represent you!  Wahoo!
  • To protect your best interest...to make sure you get what you're paying for.  A real estate agent will be know fair market values so you don't have to worry about over paying.
  • To analyze your financial situation to help you determine how much you can afford.  There is more to a house payment than just the mortgage payment! 
  • To explain things to you because they are experienced and familiar with the process. Your agent should monitor your transaction and give you regular updates and timelines.
  • To access information on all properties listed for sale by all real estate agents in your area.
  • To set up appointments for you to see homes that interest you.
  • To help evaluate features of a property that may affect its value and future resale.
  • To prepare a negotiation strategy for the property you have selected.
  • To help you complete all the necessary paperwork when it comes time to make an offer.
  • To help you arrange financing.
  • To represent you at closing to answer your questions and make sure everything runs smooth.

 

Comment balloon 0 commentsTara Camp • May 28 2008 07:10PM

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