Buying a home is one of the most stressful - and exciting - events most people will ever experience.
If you've never bought a home before, hiring a realtor to help you through the home buying process is practically a must!
If you've gone through the home buying process before you know that it is a good idea to hire a realtor to help you find your new home.
Here are 3 good reasons to hire a realtor to help you buy a home:
1) It does not cost you, the buyer, anything. Having a realtor help you avoid just one mistake could save you a SIGNIFICANT amount of money!
2) The advice of a professional is often very valuable. Buying real estate can be very complex - not knowing all the rules can put you at a disadvantage. Plus, having an extra set of eyes and ears to help you look out for problems (and opportunities) can make a BIG difference.
3) There are many steps involved, and when you are excited about a house, it's easy to miss a step. Or make an offer that is too high (or too low). Or forget an item you wanted to negotiate. One simple mistake can easily cost you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. And once contracts are signed, it is often too late to go back and fix something that was missed.
Once your emotions get involved - and your bank account - the home buying process can get very hectic. So having a realtor, one who knows what you are looking for, and who knows the "ins" and "outs" of the process, is a step you should not pass over!
Kris Bickell is the owner of http://www.HouseBuying-