So many agents eagerly jump in to answer.......thinking they are responding to a real live consumer..........not a corporation.
I cringe (for them) every time I see one of them ask you to "call them"....or spend their time, like below, going on and on thinking they are actually "helping" the person who asked the question.
Isn't this section supposed to be for real questions.... from real people..... seeking real answers?
Here are few reasons to enlist the services of a Licensed Realtor:
First of all, you do not pay the Realtor fee as a buyer, it is paid by the Seller.
If you are interested in a preowned home you would not have access to view
without a Realtor. You also would not have access to any information about
homes that had recently sold in that neighborhood as to base your offer on.
If you are looking at New Construction, are you familiar with New Construction?
Do you know what to look for as far as quality products, energy efficiency ect.
Do you understand and have knowedge of Builders Contracts? Do you know
what incentives might be available to you?
Realtors have the greatest access to homes on the Market, including homes
listed by other Realtors.
A Realtor will help you decide how much home you can afford, how you can
arrange for down payment and what financing options may be open to you.
A Realtor can help you find the home BEST suited to your needs with style,
size, amenities,location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping ect.
A Realtor can supply information on property values, taxes, utility costs, municipal
services and facilities.
A Realtor will be the Liaison between you and the Seller and can present offers,
and counter offers until agreement is reached.
These are just a few things to consider, as a Realtors knowledge is so much more involved
than this, but a good start!
Coldwell Banker Apex