So you have decided you are ready to buy a home. Wonderful! Something I am sure you have thought about all your life. Everything you have done before has been for this moment. You are ready to settle down, start a family start living the american dream.
For first time buyers this can be a daunting process. There are tons of horror stories of those who have gone before. But it reall doesnt have to be if you have all the right people in place. Starting with a Real Estate Broker, most people ask those they are close to if they can refer someone. This is a very good idea for obvious reasons. If an agent handles one transaction well it can go a long way.
I would interview at least 2 Agents to decide. One brokerage and their advertising and marketing tools could be very different from the other, we dont have to compare apples and oranges here but just make sure you have a good repore and feel comfortable with who you choose to represent you.
Here are some points to consider when shopping for a Buyers Agent:
- Educates you about your market.
- Analyzes your wants and needs
- Guides you to homes that fit your criteria
- Coordinates the work of other needed professionals
- Negotiates on your behalf
- Checks and double – checks paperwork and deadlines
- Solves any problems that may arise
The Buyer Representation Agreement clarifies the working relationship between buyer and the real estate agent. it involves making a mutual written commitment-your agent commits to getting you what you want, and you commit to working exclusively with your agent.