Beginning a home search usually starts out sounding like a fun way to
spend your off time. These days most people start their search online.
Just Google any place U.S.A., and you will find a huge number of sites
to click concerning real estate in your search area.
For the first few days this can be exciting and fun, as you see
online ads and look at pictures of different properties. But once you
start getting really serious about buying, this process can become a
disconcerting task. The process can go something like this.
You see a property you think you may like, but you have several
questions. You may want to start a home business and need zoning
information, or maybe you want to know if natural gas is available in
that neighborhood. Is it on sewer or septic? Where is the nearest bus
stop? At this point you pick up the phone and try to reach the listing
agent, get no answer and leave a voicemail, or maybe you email them, and
then you wait… and wait..
It’s hit and miss as you try to get information on a few properties
that got your attention on the internet. Sometimes you get a call back,
sometimes you don’t. It may be a couple days later and by the time you
finally get a call back from the listing agent, heck you can’t even
remember the property, much less the questions you had about it. Since
you left that message you have continued your net search, found new
interesting properties; and left other messages. Frankly, by now you
have a hard time remembering your own name.
One of the most annoying experience’s can be finally getting in touch
with someone and learning that the home or land is already under
contract or sold. Very few Internet sites automatically delete listings
that are no longer available. Some listings are stale and should have
been removed. This means the property you have spent so much time and
energy to gather information on, may not even be available anymore.
So, what is the best way to begin your quest for a new home? If you
want to have a great buying experience and have all your questions
addressed promptly, choosing a real estate agent to represent
your interests, is the first, and most important, step you should take
before seriously shopping for any property.
It is important to have someone who will represent your interests as
the buyer. You will save valuable time and money by being smart. First
time homebuyers sometimes don’t realize that for buyers working with a Realtor is Free in most cases.
Having you own agent is the only smart way to go. I make your buying
experience a happy memory! Here are just a few advantages for you:
The Short List
- I will send you a daily list of properties to view via the
internet, often I find great properties that are not actively listed.
The advantage is less competition from other buyers.
- I answer your questions promptly and get you in the
property quickly to see it first hand. If you are out of the area, I can
preview the property for you and take additional pictures to send you.
- I can help with the myriad of negotiating factors,
including but not limited to: price, financing, terms, date of
possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and
furnishings or equipment.
- I will assist you in due diligence during the evaluation of
the property. Depending on the area and property, this can include
inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, roof condition, septic tank
and well tests and surveys, just to name a few.I can help you to find
qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations
and provide you with written reports.
- I help you find the right lender for your unique needs,
because you must be pre approved for a loan before submitting your
- I do all the follow up and phone calls to make sure all requirements and agreements are accurate and complete.
- I guide you through the closing process, handle all the required paperwork to make sure that everything flows together smoothly.
- I can share with you a wealth of information on needed
utilities, schools, medical facilities, moving companies and the fun
things that come with living in Pensacola paradise too!
Not a bad deal for FREE! So whoever said "Nothing is ever free" was not in the real estate business!
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