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Courses in this Department

How Ready Are You to Buy a Home?

Determining Your Dream Home and Finding It!

Factory Built Homes Are Worth a Look

Purchase Manufactured Homes with FHA Loan

How to Buy a Foreclosed Home

Pros and Cons of Corner Lots

Know the Neighborhood Before You Buy

Tune in to an Open House on the Radio

Finding a Qualified Broker or Agent

Shopping for a Loan and Choosing a Lender

How to Improve Your Credit

How to Survive the Loan Application Process

Making an Offer and Signing Contracts

Cancel Your Contract in 3 Days

Understanding the Closing/Settlement Process

Choosing Home Inspection and Settlement Professionals

Double Check Your New Home - The Walkthrough

Know Your Consumer Rights

Seniors Have Many Housing Opportunities

Preparing for the Big Day -- Relocating Moving

Make Your Home Your Castle - Cost Effective Redecorating Ideas


Advice for Finding a Good Agent

They are out there.

The First Place to Look

The first place to look for qualified agents is through referrals. Check with your friends and family about their experiences. Ask them to refer someone who will meet your needs. You can also check out the local real estate advertising and guides for leads. If you are searching for an agent and don't have referrals, be sure to do your homework before you commit to anyone.

Long Business Career
It helps.

Good Real Estate Agents have been in business for a number of years, they have experience in helping you to understand what your needs are and finding homes that meet these needs. They are licensed and established.

The Disclosure Statement
It's standard.

When you find the right agent, he or she will probably present you with a disclosure statement to sign before any working relationship is created. This is a standard practice and it protects the agent in any transaction for the work that they have done. Make sure that you read this statement well, and ask questions about anything in it you don't understand.

Never sign anything without reading it, even if it is a "Standard" agreement or a lengthy document filled with technical terms.

You need to read and understand all the terms before you put your signature to it. The disclosure statement is there to protect the agent. Be sure you know what it demands from you.

Next Step...

Choosing the right one.

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