YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT IS HERE TO HELP
People have the misconception that real estate agents are only out for the money. While it is true that self-sacrificing all day won’t help anyone to succeed, it is also true that real estate agents don’t succeed until you succeed. Their commission is linked to your satisfaction with a property, and there is nothing that gives them more cause to work hard for you than to make sure that you like the choices that they provided to you. Look forward to having someone to guide you through the process, and know that your real estate agent is there to help you get the property that you want for your family.
ASK BOTH WHAT YOU NEED, AND WHAT YOU WANT
Your real estate agent’s job is to find a balance between what you want, and what you can afford. Everyone wants a safe, spacious home that is comfortable and provides both privacy and easy access to community amenities. What you need, though, is to make sure that there is enough room for your children, even if they have to share rooms, and that you and your significant other have enough privacy so that you won’t disturb the neighbors. If you’re looking for a property that you can afford that also has an in-ground pool, however, you may run into some difficulties.
FIND EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED
While you may not get a dream home, you will get a home that meets your needs. Part of your real estate agent’s job is to work with you to build a list of your essentials. Agents will check local, statewide, and national databases for all of the possibilities that may work for your family. If your real estate agent focuses on one area, you may have a limited selection, but you do have the option to buy land, and build your own home for your needs. If this ends up being what you do, that’s a lucky break, and you will, for sure, have what you want and what you need.
TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO GET WHAT YOU WANT
Your real estate agent’s job is also to help you through the process of buying a home, but when you find a place that you like, their job is not over. After you find a home that you love, you and your agent compile your assets, and start the bidding process. In high-demand markets, you can expect that a home will go for a much higher price than the one for which it is offered. In smaller markets, you may be able to get a home for less than the original asking price.
HELP TO CALCULATE PAYMENTS
Once your bid has been accepted, your real estate agent will help you through the escrow process, including working with your bank and your family to help calculate the minimum payments due for the home each month. Your real estate agent is there for you, and you don’t even have to ask why.