Do they really help?
For the homebuyer,
knowledge of the housing market is the most critical asset an agent brings to
the table. It saves you time visiting houses that don't meet your criteria or
price range, or missing ones that do.
For the home seller, using an agent
saves you a lot of time understanding all your legal obligations as a seller,
and doing all the work of marketing your home for the best price.
Agent:Your antidote to anxiety!
So, are you ready to hire an agent?
If so, how do you find the right one? That's why we offer this Mini Course, to
cut through the confusion!
Let's look at home buying first, and what an
agent can do for you. Then we'll get to the important part: how to pick the right
Home Buyers (and Sellers) Read On!
We suggest everyone
read this section. But sellers can JUMP to How to Hire a Seller's Agent if they
are confident they already have the buying side mastered.
Do you know your buying steps?
Step 1: Know who they are
and what they offer.
What are some of the services an experienced agent
can provide a homebuyer? An agent should be able to answer these questions:
A knowledgeable agent knows exactly what's in your price range and where to find
Multiple Answers to Multiple QuestionsThat�s what you need.
also have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a searchable database
of residential properties in your region. Just plug in any feature: number of
bedrooms or baths, etc., at a certain price in a particular neighborhood, and
the MLS generates all the homes for sale with those features in your price range,
perhaps not listed in the real estate section of your newspaper
Right answers, that is.
An agent helps you to find the right home at
the right price in the right neighborhood, a valuable service for busy people.
So you're convinced you need an experienced agent or broker. The next question
is how do you find a good one?
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