People buying their first home need to understand that buying a home is a process. The first step of the process is to hire the right agent to represent them. Making a mistake at the first step of the process will not only consume valuable time and energy, it most surely will leave buyers feeling frustrated and disappointed.
Why Do First-Time Homebuyers Want to Hire An Agent to Represent Them?: hire an agent to represent your best interests. Avoid working directly with the listing agent. The listing agent works for the seller. In a hot sellers market, with low inventory, many buyers seek work with the listing agent believing, hoping, wishing, or praying that they stand a better chance of beating the competition and getting their offer accepted. First-time homebuyers buying their first home are likely making the biggest investment of their lives. That investment needs to be protected by representation of a buyer’s agent who works exclusively for the buyers.
How Do First-Time Homebuyers Buying Their First Home Find An Agent to Represent Them?: ask friends, co-workers and family if they know an agent who specialize in working with buyers and/or working with first time homebuyers. Working with an agent who has a reputation of providing excellent service and creating happy, satisfied clients means there is a high probability they will do the same for you. Many first time homebuyers who are just getting started buying a home visit open houses. Open houses are a great way to find the right agent. Ask the agent hosting the open house a lot of questions. Listen to their responses and willingness to serve. If the agent cannot answer your questions or if you get the feeling they are not the right agent for you. If you are working with an agent who is not helping or representing you then you need to let them know and go find an agent who will. Agents you want to work with:
-Will register you for a MLS property search where you will receive email alerts on new listings that match your search criteria.
-Preview properties on your behalf.
-Schedule property tours and attend all showings with you.
-Are never too busy to help you in your home search.
-Know the area(s) where you want to buy.
-Are skilled negotiators.
Buying a home is a process. When you hire the right agent the right agent will guide you every step of the way and keep the lines of communication open from day one to the day of closing and beyond. The right agent will have a wonderful lender and other dependable referral resources, which will create a memorable and enjoyable home buying experience.
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