Choosing A Real Estate Professional
The typical real estate transaction has one-hundred thirteen different tasks that involve eleven different parties … and that’s AFTER the buyer and seller agree on terms and sign a contract! Choosing a professional real estate agent is one of the most important decisions you will make when you decide to buy a home.
Some people think that they should call the broker's office listed on a sign when really the opposite is true. As a buyer, it is extremely important to have your own representation. In other words you should choose someone you trust and with whom you can build a solid relationship. Your real estate professional will represent you as your exclusive buyer's agent. They will watch the market for you, provide information - often before it becomes public - and work with you to find the best property for your needs. Investors will find it particularly valuable to have an exclusive broker to monitor opportunities and the changing status of listings. Life is full of relationships, and this is one you should consider carefully.
How to Prepare
The benefits of hiring an agent far outweigh the risks of going it alone. Your real estate professional will:
- Help you determine your wish list and goals
- Provide mortgage application advice
- Send you listing updates
- Create an individualized property search
- Negotiate a purchase offer
- Work on details before and during the closing process
- Provide support after you buy and move in
The real estate agents at Michelle Larnard Real Estate have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to help you navigate through each step of your real estate transaction. Click below for latest data in the South Shore real estate market broken out by town.
Once you choose your real estate agent, start the mortgage application process. Pre-approval is critical when you decide to buy. You'll know how much you can afford, what houses to view in your price range, and have an advantage over other buyers who haven't yet done this. Click below for tips on how to get started.