Buying a home involves a lot of obstacles, time, and fine print; don’t put your happiness at risk! The purpose of this article is to help you know what to look for when choosing an agent and why you need one.
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If you’re currently in the market for a new home, especially if it’s your first home, there are a few compromises you are simply unwilling to make. No one wants to buy a new home only to have to let it go a few years later because something in the fine print derailed your satisfaction, or there were structural issues with the building itself. And those are only two obstacles an agent can safe guard you from.
In a nutshell, there are a wide range of problems that can be avoided with the help of the best real estate agent in town. But don’t take our word for it; audit these obstacles for yourself and decide whether we’re right on the money or not. But whatever you think, let us know in the comments because we would love to hear from you.
What to Look For in a Real Estate Agent
Not all of the best estate agents Winchester clients deal with brings their A-game, it’s true. After many years of success some get stale, and it seems like they’re more interested in how big their head looks on lawn signage. And that’s exactly why it’s getting harder for the real hungry, successful and experienced real estate agents to break through. The ones who actually care –the ones who want to see your home purchase through, and beyond.
- A Great Agent Wants to Get to Know You
Your hopes, your dreams, and challenges. To the best agent in town, you’re not a number or a commission; you’re a human being and they do what they do because they genuinely want to help. They’ll ask you about your loves, your hates, and maybe even about the home you grew up in. They’ll share a coffee, and it’s not all about the house shopping; it’s about what a home means to you, and building a strong relationship foundation.
- They Will Stand Behind Their Work
If your prospective agent is so hot to trot, they won’t take your money if a home purchase doesn’t happen. They will work for you to the end, and maintain timely communication. They may not always have a house to show you that meets every expectation right off the cuff but they will work hard to calibrate until they do –that’s the difference; they will learn you.
They will also provide information in a way that you want –a clean mobile friendly website that pulls no punches – try looking around for Winchester property for sale at dybles.com. They’re a great example of what it means to have a simple but easy-to-navigate website.
- They Will Give it To You Straight
A good friend doesn’t let friends walk around with unrealistic expectations. Reliable estate agents aren’t always going to be a “yes person” –they’re going to prepare you for your largest purchase in this life in the best way they know how because they’ve been around the block a few times. They’re honest, good or bad. And that honesty will pay dividends.
For you that honesty boils down to who you think you should trust; reality TV shows with slick Pinterest boards or a flesh and blood human? Not everyone can handle the truth, just ask Al Pacino
- They’ll Have Friends
Any amazing real estate agent worth their salt has made a lot of friends along the way. They’ll have testimonials from real people, they will have a team to help carry the load, and they will be on a first name basis with financial advisors and bank employees. Simply put, the best agents open doors that other agents simply cannot.
This can translate into a lot of different benefits for a home buyer; maybe it means they have an up-to-the-minute understanding of the current mortgage landscape and are able to get home financing where other agents can’t because they’re still operating on last year’s financial knowledge –or worse, they only connect you with people who improve their own bottom line.
Whatever the case, impeccable real estate agents got an eye on your best interests and the snappy intellect to back it up.
Yeah sure you can Google yourself into real-estate beast-mode, but you still won’t know what you don’t know. You’re still a stranger to the bank, you still haven’t established a good network, and you certainly won’t know where to find those unlisted rare finds or how to negotiate a better deal. Face it; you’re fresh meat.
What do you think? We’d like to hear some good stories, or even some home buyer heart break. What’s your story? Let us know in the comments.