If you haven't already decided on an agent, I'd love to talk with you and understand exactly what your needs are. I specialize in working with first-time buyers and helping them fully understand the buying process. I believe in working hard and dedicating myself completely to make sure my clients find exactly what they are looking for, and get the support they deserve.
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Thank you for your post. How exciting, your parents can be on their way to purchasing their first home! And doing so in one of the best buyer's markets in the last 20 years!
You are approaching this in the right way. My suggestion is to interview a few Realtors and see which one you believe is going to work the hardest for your parents. Characteristics I would look for:
1. Do they sit down, spend time with your parents, and ask them a lot of questions about their likes and their needs, and can help them identify which are which.
2. Do they listen after they ask a question
3. Are they a full time Realtor? Only 35% of Realtors work full time.
4. Do they explain how the principle of agency works and the importance of have a buyer broker exclusive agreement? You want that Realtor's 100 percent commitment to find your parents a home that they want and need.
You will probably receive quite a few offers to help. I would be honored to arrange for a top Realtor that works in the areas you mentioned a chance to interview for the job of helping your parents. There is no cost or obligation to your parents.
Let me know if I can help. You can contact me through my Trulia profile.
Please visit http://www.PropertySearch411.com, you can find any bank owned home for sale and it will update you every day on the new & reduced properties for sale. It's free....I've been selling real estate in the San Fernando Valley for over 18 years and worked with so many first time buyers, so I'll walk you guys through the whole process. Call me at 818-885-5615 x615 to make an appointment. Marc