Above all, what I would suggest that you look for in an agent and expect from yourself is open and honest dialogue. This is my first topic of conversation with every new client, though one party or the other often forgets along the way. In my first meeting with new clients, I always ask for them to give me their expectations for the process and for my service to them (from what type of communication they prefer - phone, text, email; how quickly they expect a response to questions; how they have imagined their homebuying or selling process to go - hgtv perfect or something more realistic). Then I share with them my expectations for them (to also be responsive when more info is needed and above all to really feel comfortable enough with me to share EVERYTHING along the way - frustrations, anxieties, anticipations with the process or with me). When both client and agent have a clear understand of each other's expectations, it just makes the whole process more enjoyable & productive.
So, I hate to jump to conclusions and judge the actions of another agent and situation for which I don't have all the details. I just believe that this particular agent may not have gotten things started in the right manner with an open and honest conversation. It is obvious that you have expectations that she is not meeting, and she is probably complete unaware of that fact and of your needs because she never asked. Look for someone who is going to have an honest face-to-face conversation to start the relationship, and I trust that you will have a much better experience.
Gary Caplinger, Verbode
You should be looking for a realtor that communicates with you based on what is expected...Some of my clients will tell me to txt message them during the day, based on their availability to communicate... But this needs to be discussed so you know what the expectation level is and vice versa... A lot of agents will communicate thru e-mail, but what is most important is how you want to communicate... Find one that is compatible with your communication style... in this modern era, some clients would rather use a smart phone than talk to their agent... So, decide what you are looking for in an agent , what you expect, and are comfortable with... But, I would highly suggest a face to face to see if you are comfortable in person with them, remember, you are planning on spending many hours with them looking at homes, on maybe several afternoon and evenings... Why not do it with someone professional, and that you get along with!
If you haven't found the right Realtor for you, one that you "mesh" with and one that you feel comfortable with... I work diligently for my clients and I work for my clients best interest. I'd love the chance to meet with you to see if we are a good match. You can reach me 7 days a week.
REALTOR | GREEN Designee
TJ Jordan, Keesee and Co.,
Absolutely, you should of had a face to face meeting and a property tour scheduled by now. I will be happy to meet with you and show you all the houses you are interested in seeing. Please give me a call and let's set up a meeting. There are some fantastic deals available. You can reach me anytime on my cell.
Keller Williams Realty
definitely a buyer's market, interest rates are still low at this time. I'll assist you in making a great decision on a home. Call me and let's get started. You may want to interview 2-3 realtors, the choice is yours. Have a great day!
I know people like to push Bond Loans but they are not all they are cracked up to be. Various clauses could have you paying back money if you decide to sell within so many years after purchase. If you have the 3.5% down payment, just go straight FHA and you can ask the seller to pay up to 6% of the purchase price towards your closing costs but not all sellers are willing to do so. Make sure you are using a good local lender versus an online one with an 800# and limited hours. You have a lot of people drooling over your potential business. Take a step back and talk to friends and/or family for advice but most of all, take your time and do it right the first time. Owning a home is the best thing most people will ever do financially plus it just plain ole kicks butt!
Good Luck Again!
Russell Benson, RealtorÂ®
Prudential Alliance Realty
Is your loan through your lender an FHA loan? If so, you will have to put down at least 3.5%. The bond money will take care of that for you. HOWEVER, if you have the money to put your own downpayment on your loan, you might consider doing that because currently the interest rate on bond money is 5% versus what you can get if you have a qualifying credit score of at least 620 on an FHA loan without bond money. That interest rate as of Wednesday was 4.25%. So, you can save on your monthly payment AND you wouldn't be tied to the restrictions that the bond money will burden you with. You need to know that taking bond money will require you to live in the home for a certain amount of time in order to never have to pay that money back. If you move sooner, you must pay a certain amount of it back.
My point in telling you this is NOT ALL REALTORS ARE CREATED EQUALLY!!! I don't just know how to help you buy a home, I also understand the market and can help you navigate through the muck that some people don't know to tell you about.
Are you needing to sell a home also in order to buy your desired home?
Please call me and we can discuss everything in detail.
Let's go get your home you are wanting before it ends up under contract with a different buyer. I have time to talk to you right now!
Keller Williams Realty
Russell Benson, RealtorÂ®
Prudential Alliance Realty
Iâ€™m sorry you have had an unpleasant experience with a realtor. I love working with first time buyers and will be very happy to furnish you references. Please feel free to call me at 405-740-0584. I look forward to hearing from you.
Gatewood Group Realty
We at The Ub Home Team specialize in working with first time home buyers. We can assit you in aquiring bond money for your down payment. Then with the seller paying all of your other costs, you get into a home 100% financed. Please visit our web site at http://www.ubhometeam.com and call me immediately at 405-365-6400 so we can go tour some homes today.
Century 21 Goodyear Green
Your Central Oklahoma Realtor
Call or Text: 405-365-6400
This is what you get in any industry: If you will send me your contact information I will infact contact you and get all the info on home you wish to see and get them set set so we can view them together, It is great that you are pre-approved, do you down payment assistiance, if so I can guide you with that also: In most cases Shay I can also get the seller to pay your closing cost which normally runs from $3500.00 to about $5000.00, this way you know all you have to put down which is required by the Government is 3.5% unless you are getting a VA loan, Then if you do qualify for down paymnet assistance you can actually buy the home with little or no money out of your pocket:
As far as the emails yes most of us do communicate by email, and a lot of the Realtors now communicate by texting only, I still like to talk with my clients and see them face to face, but if this Realtor has not communicated with you since you sent her a want list you can bet that she will not have your best interest.
Call me and you will have my full attention
ReMax Preferred Properties
405 413 0791
Your lender that you are preapproved with should also be in the loop to work towards the best overall solution for you in your home search.
I would be glad to visit with you about your home buying goals.
Karl Mengers 405-834-6356
Feel free to contact me anytime at (405)â€¢640â€¢6621.