Thank you for your interest in a home here in the US and we welcome you.
I have helped others purchase property here in the US as Foreign Nationals.
I have a purchase guide that I can provide you which will help outline what to do to be prepared to purchase a home here in the US.
As far as commissions and owing a Realtor money, the great thing about working with a buyers Realtor which is what you would be doing, you don't pay us our earnings, the seller of the property pays the listing brokerage who then in turn pays us.
This should have been explained to you in advance, but some times when you search the Internet for a home you become a part of the feeding frenzy of the other millions of people looking for a home and I apologize for that.
Fancy search engines can never replace an educated and experienced Realtor.
What you need is information and most of those sites don't provide you what you really need which is why you are here asking for help, right?
When you decide to move forward look for an experienced professional.
I have your report ready to send to you and you can contact me at the e mail address I have provided below.
Stew Keene - Home Smart Realty
Scottsdale and Phoenix Area Specialist
Accredited Buyers Representative
Master of Real Estate Society
(480) 220 -7491
I hope this helps!
All my best
Select Realty Group
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
480 600 6213
The process is not as difficult as it might appear. Find an agent who not only makes you feel comfortable but knows the area you want to live. There are legal and tax consequences for a foreigner buying property in the US, so I would recommend finding someone who has worked with Buyers from outside of the United States.
Unless you signed an Exclusive Buyer Broker agreement, you do not owe any Realtor anything. The Seller pays the commissions, most of the time. There are always exceptions, but rare. If you are interested in the Arizona market, please check out a few of my websites. http://www.lindasalkow.com will have information just for you. It will explain how a foreigner can purchase property in the US. Check it out.. I also have 2 other sites depending on your needs.. http://www.locationlinda.com and if you are an avid GOLFER, go to http://www.desertmountainlifestyle.com Hope this was helpful... Good Luck, Linda Salkow
If you haven't signed an exclusive Buyer Broker agreement then you are free to go with any Realtor you desire.
Just be careful with some of the "rebate" Realtors that offer to share their commission because in some cases they may not be the best qualified negotiator to get you the best price. You see you may end up paying significantly more than the rebate you receive in a higher price for the property.
Hope this helps.
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