If you plan to purchase a home in 2018, one of the first steps you should take is to hire a good Realtor. As reported by a survey of recent buyers, here are some benefits of hiring a Realtor.
Help With Understanding the Process
Purchasing a home is a complex process. In addition to actually finding a home, there are inspections, negotiations and a lot of paperwork. An experienced Realtor can guide you through the process and explain what needs to happen next.
An Extra Pair of Eyes
While looking at a home, many find one that they like and dream about what it will be like when it’s theirs. An experienced Realtor doesn’t get personally involved and can notice things that the buyers will not. It may be a way to repurpose a room or an area, or maybe notice a potential flaw in the property. It never hurts to have an extra pair of eyes that will be looking out for your interests.
The Art of Negotiating
The average person may purchase 3 or 4 homes in their lifetime. Experienced Realtors, such as Bunny and Art Reiman have helped hundreds of people purchase a home. It stands to reason that a Realtor can provide some advice in the negotiating process. A Realtor will provide a Comparative Market Analysis to aid you in determining the proper value of a home.
Referring Service Providers
There are many people involved in the process of purchasing a home. Not may people know a good attorney who specializes in real estate, or a mortgage representative. Even fewer people know a good title company, a home inspector or any of the other professional who may be involved in the process. A good Realtor has a team of professionals to recommend. For more info about the role of these professionals in the home buying process, read other blog posts at www.55PlusInMonmouth.com/blog/
Realtors learn about the areas in which they work. They have knowledge of the communities, the towns, schools, developments, shopping, medical care and more. Armed with that knowledge, a Realtor can guide you to areas which will provide what you are looking for in a home and within your budget.
To make the process of purchasing a home easier and more successful, find a good Realtor. Not necessarily your cousin’s neighbor. Find a Realtor who is experienced in the market segment that you are looking to move into. Or you can save yourself some time by calling us, Bunny and Art Reiman at 732-598-7700