For first time home buyers the home market can be confusing and overwhelming under the best conditions. Endless tips on “not make an offer to purchase too high or too low”; “how to buy”; “how to sell”; “now is a good time to sell”; “now is a good time to buy”; complicated market indications of current market trends and surveys are scattered all over the net. To add to this “do” and “do not” list there are many warnings about crime rates that needs to be investigated and proximity to amenities that has to be checked. Then there are the different mortgage options to lead to more confusion, especially for first time home buyers. Trying to understand all the legal terms when signing documents at the attorney’s offices often adds to this bewilderment. The truth is you do not have to do the market research and most certainly do not have to stare at graphics that makes no sense. This saying says it best: no one can whistle a symphony: it takes an orchestra to play it.
Real Estate Agents are trained to give you expert advice to equip you in making the best decision when buying a home. They know the neighborhood best. Be open and honest to your agent and be specific in what you need. Be clear of the manner you would prefer your agent to communicate with you e.g. Text messages, phone calls or emails. Good communication with your agent will help build a relationship of trust. If you plan on visiting open houses, discuss this with your agent first. Be respectful: If you have an appointment and for some reason can not make it, notify your agent. If you are going to be late, call your agent and tell him/her what time to expect you.
A good Real Estate Agent is transparent about all costs involved, friendly, embrace a positive attitude and offer good services. We treasure these qualities. We will spend time with you and we care about your specific needs.