Don't depend on blind luck to find your new home - enlist the services of a real estate representative; one who specializes in the sort of property you would like to buy.
Choose a REALTORS® you feel confident can turn your dream into reality. Once you have, here's what to expect.
The Voice of Experience
A REALTOR® will not take it for granted that you know all the in's and out's of the buying/selling process. Instead, he or she will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect - and that's important so you're not faced with any surprises along the way.
Assessing Your Needs
One of the first questions a REALTOR® will ask is, "Why are you moving?" A REALTOR® will also explore any time constraints you might have (perhaps imposed by the need to relocate for employment), your financial situation and any future plans.
A REALTOR® will also help you decide where you want to live and what type of house is best for you. There are plenty of housing options available in the marketplace - new homes, resale homes, townhouses, condominiums. A REALTOR® can help you choose the one that best suits your current and projected lifestyle.
It's all part of getting to know you so your purchase will be handled to your complete satisfaction.
Targeting Your Dream Home
REALTORS® will help you identify what you want in your new residence. A pool? A garage? An extra room? A particular building design? What about the neighbourhood? Proximity to schools or work?
A REALTOR® will compare your needs, wants and budget with what is available on the market - and make recommendations that save you time and effort.
He or she will also accompany you as you view houses and help you access their suitability and price. As an expert on a property a REALTOR® can provide facts on the neighbourhood, the cost of heating, the condition of the furnace, and so on.
In other words, he or she will work with you to achieve your "dream".
Access to MLS®
Multiple Listing Service or MLS® is an exclusive service accessible only through a REALTOR® - and it can be a valuable tool. Through MLS®, the details of a wide variety of listed properties are made available to the REALTOR® you work with. That can save you a tremendous amount of time and effort in your hunt for the right home.
REALTORS® have broad and current knowledge of the financing choices available to home buyers - and there are many of them, an often confusing array. At your request, a REALTOR® will assist in evaluating mortgage options and obtaining financing at the most attractive prevailing rates and terms.
A Skillful Negotiator
REALTORS® are experienced in arranging fair deals. He or she will assist in negotiating an offer, acting as a mediator to head off potential conflicts between you and the seller, and draw up a legally binding contact.
Buying a home can be an exasperating and time-consuming experience. But not if you enlist the services of a REALTOR®. A real estate professional understands the market, knows exactly what is available and can match your needs and budget to your new home efficiently and effectively.