Home Buyers and Agents Need to Stick Together
28 July 2016
When it comes to buying the perfect home the buyer and real estate agent relationship needs to be filled with trust and loyalty. There’s a wealth of information that is easily accessible via phones, computers, tablets. However, this doesn’t always prepare you for the purchase process – home searches, negotiating with sellers agents, and dealing with all the legalities – among other logistics that come with the homebuying process. Here’s a look at why it’s important to have a close relationship with your agent.
You come first
You, the home-buyer should always come first, and it’s crucial to find a qualified agent that follows this mantra. Experienced agents are there to help guide you through the search and most of all understand what your likes and dislikes are in order to successfully match the vision of your perfect home.
As a home-buyer, you want to find an agent who puts your needs above all else. They’re there to be an invaluable asset who’s on your side and there to help.
The sale process has three significant negotiations: the initial offer, the counteroffer, and the post offer period, which includes inspections and requests for concessions.
As a buyer, it’s important to know there are at least 11 different people that you will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to during the buying process.
- Seller (or agent)
- Home inspection companies
- The appraiser
- Mortgage lenders
You will find a lot of value in having a skilled, knowledgeable negotiator on your side during these periods.
Smooth buying process
There is a ton of information widely available on the internet pertaining to home sales, prices, mortgage rates, and the never ending paperwork trail before closing.
A professional real estate agent has the experience to work with you through the buying process efficiently, stepping in when there are financing problems, dealing directly with sellers objections, facilitating the contracts and escrow to a successful close.
As a buyer, there are many great benefits to hiring an experienced professional; but in the end, the two share a common goal of finding you the perfect home.
The Glenn Advantage Team is focused on building a lasting relationship with home-buyers – putting your needs above all else. Our well-educated and experienced team of real estate agents is ready to help you find that perfect home!
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