The holidays are a great time to find a home at the right price and if you're looking to move before the Competitive buyer rush of the Spring 2014 market, there are quite a few other options available.
Consulting with a Local Area expert, will usually help a buyer discover options that they would not have otherwise considered, keeping the commute, schools, price and lifestyle needs in mind.
If you are a 1st time buyer, I highly recommend meeting with a Local area expert for the Central NJ area, rather than someone who just specializes in 1-2 communities, in order to maximize your buying opportunity.
It is also in YOUR Best Interest to work with a Buyer's Agent, who represents you exclusively.
Almost, all buyers I meet; and a large portion of my business IS centered on First time home buyers; have no idea that an agent represents the seller until a specific Buyer Agency is established.
Listing Agents work for the Seller & all of the information the buyer inadvertently shares with them, is shared with the seller, as that agents fiduciary obligation is to the seller.
The real value of a buyer's agent is in keeping your information on price, terms & motivation confidential so as to get you the home you like, at the best price possible.
If you are actively searching, and not currently represented by a Buyer's agent, please contact me directly to set up a no-obligation Consultation.
Shalu Thaman - Realtor,ePRO,ABR,SRES
Keller Williams Princeton Real Estate
Cell # 609.577.5861
Fax # 609.613.5907