If that doesn't yield results - I recommend visiting open houses and talking to the host agents. Talk, but make absolutely no appointments or commitments until you've decided that there are a couple or three agents who you really think will be good for you to work with. Then, meet with them, again without making any commitments, and see what you think then.
There is 'way too much information, most of which never applies to any one person's individual situation.
All the best,
Go to as many open houses as you can. It will give you an opportunity to meet Realtors face to face to decide if you would like working with them. I never make my clients sign a buyers agreement right away. Truth is, I may not like working with them either. If they insist on you signing a buyers contract make sure it is only for a short duration. If the agent provides great customer service, this will not be a problem.
Certified Buyer Representative
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Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc. 631-828-4404 516-575-7500
Regards, Joe Savio, Associate Broker http://www.WeMoveProperties.com
Coldwell Banker, Premier Homes
6257 Route 25A Wading River 11792
a new start together... how did you choose sound beach..? is that the only town you have narrowed down your wishlist to.?
first and foremost, see a mortgage rep and get yourself pre qualified..
its best to know what price range will be affordable for you before you even begin to look..
that way you will know what homes to focus on price wise..
your mortgage rep will ask you how much money you have saved toward your down payment and you will also need funds for your closing costs...
next the ever important job of a realtor..
you have the right to be represented by a buyers agent...
agents that you meet at open houses are obligated to represent the SELLERS best interest,
not the buyers.. so although going to open houses is a good way to get a feel for an agent they will be representing the seller there..
if you have any family or friends that have bought or sold a home a referral from them would be a good place ..
if not interview at least 3 and see who is listening to you, really listening to what you feel.. and answering you
clearly and honestly..
hope i helped..
my facebook page has lots of tips on it to.. stop by..!!
Coldwell Banker Residential
This is someone that needs to get to know you in order to work for you.
There are many things you will need, starting first with a prequalification from a mortgage professional. Once you've determined your comfort purchase level you and your agent will start viewing some homes first on the computer and then in the field.
You're just getting married and now buying your new home together, Congrats & good luck on both fronts.
If you would like to contact me to ask any further questions please feel free to use any of the methods below.
Irene M. Renna
Century 21 Princeton Properties
(631) 467-0009 office
(631) 291-2180 cell
A simple easy to understand over view of the buying process. Step one should be talking to a lender to see how much you can safely borrow.
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I have one of my agents who is not far from you whom I am sure would love to be of assistance....you can call Gina Lollo at (631) 335-7078 and speak with her.
The most important thing is to feel comfortable with the agent you choose...you will need to be able to trust that person...they will be giving you a lot of information and hopefully good advice.
Congratulations on your marriage and decision to purchase a home! It's a great time to purchase a home, as interest rates continue to linger at near historic lows. I would suggest you discuss your intent to purchase with friends/family and see if they are able to refer you to someone they've worked with the past. The most important thing will be for you to find an agent you're comfortable working with, and that will listen to your needs/requirements. If you're not going to pay cash for your home I would suggest you meet with a mortgage lender to gain pre-approval prior to shopping around. Pre-approval will come in handy when you're ready to make an offer, and will make things much less stressful for everyone involved. Good luck with the wedding and home search!
good luck with your purchase