Buying a home is the most significant investment that most people will ever make. It’s also one of the more complicated processes in life, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced realtor. However, not all realtors are created equally. A good realtor can help you find your dream house while negotiating on your behalf for the best price possible-but only if they offer these three tips!
Get A Detailed Home Inspection
A good realtor will encourage you to get a professional and thorough home inspection. Most of the time, they’ll even help you find a reputable home inspector and let them inside the house so they can do their job. That’s because the last thing any seller wants is to sell their house only for it to come back on them with serious problems that need thousands of dollars in repairs.
For this reason, most sellers will either pay for repairs themselves or give you a lower price. This is why your real estate agent must work on your behalf! You don’t want them cutting deals behind your back while not inspecting the property like they should be doing (that’s how people get screwed!). Working with someone who simply wants to close a sale and doesn’t care about your best interests will likely result in you paying too much for the house, getting stuck with expensive repairs, and having nowhere else to turn other than that same real estate agent.
Educate Yourself About The Market And Property Values
No good realtor will expect you to know how much the property is worth or what’s going on in the market at large. They understand that not everyone has experience negotiating deals or understanding these things. However, they also won’t want you making purchases based on false information. For this reason, they’ll make sure to educate you as much as possible before taking any steps forward. It’s their job, after all!
Have A Game Plan
Your realtor should have a solid game plan in place for finding the right house for you and negotiating on your behalf. They’ll know how to search through listings, what to look for and how to make an offer that’s likely to be accepted. They’ll also help you understand the market, so you don’t overpay or get taken advantage of. It’s essential that you’re comfortable with this game plan and feel like you can trust them before moving forward.
Article originally published on PeterBubelPropertyManagement.com