Buying a home can be overwhelming whether it is your very first home or if you’ve had prior experience. There are many moving pieces to keep track from obtaining financing to negotiating to closing, which could leave a homebuyer confused and frustrated. A real estate agent can guide you through the steps of the homebuying process and give advice on how to approach various situations. By hiring an agent who knows the complexities of the real estate industry you know that you will end up with the right home and have a great experience.
Getting Pre-Approved by a Lender
Your real estate agent can connect you with a credible lender. The lender can provide various financing options that will best suit your needs based on your income, debt, credit, and savings. With that information as well the lender will be able to tell you what monthly payment you can afford, as well as how is required for a downpayment and closing costs.
Choosing a Home
For many buyers choosing the right home can be an emotional process. An agent can assist you in making this decision by providing objective information about each property you view. From information such as zoning, school districts, neighborhood amenities, specific details of each home, an agent can help you find what you are looking for.
Submitting an Offer
Once you find your dream home, an agent will research recent sales of similar homes (comparables) in that area to determine if the sales price is fair. Based on those comparable sales and other factors such as potential inspections and repairs. An agent will help you write -up and offer and negotiate to get you the best deal possible.
The closing process can get a little complicated. The attorney handles things in some areas, while the escrow or title company handles things in other areas. No matter where you are buying, an agent can make sure that this process is handled smoothly and keep you in the loop with everything that is going on.t
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