What do real estate agents actually do to make sure you buy the right home?

I get it!  Buying a home is daunting, especially if it’s your first home purchase. You already know that you need an agent to actually get you inside the homes that you want to go see, but what else will he/she do to make sure you get the house you want? What do we agents do for our clients anyways?  

Knowledge is power, so read the basic services we provide below. Our job as a real estate agent is multi-faceted so don’t worry if you don’t see steps below that you already know that a Realtor does (thank you HGTV). We are probable already doing that on auto-pilot. That’s how we roll…….. 

 

Buying a Home

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate professional. When buying a home, you can learn from the knowledge and skill of a Real Estate Agent.

What can Real Estate Agents do to help you buy the right home for you?

  • They will help you determine how much home you can actually afford. Often, they can suggest additional ways to accrue the down payment and explain alternative financing methods. They can also introduce you to a mortgage counselor and arrange to have you “pre-approved” which can improve your negotiating position and enable you to achieve your home-buying objectives faster and with less stress.
  • Providing client level services, they can work for you as a buyer’s agent and help negotiate the best price and terms for you. Or, they can serve as a seller’s sub-agent (or disclosed dual agent), acting as a liaison between you and the seller to present offers and counteroffers until an agreement is reached.
  • They will help you work out a realistic idea of the home best suited to your needs – size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, and other personal preferences.
  • They have access to a listing of all available homes in the multi-list system, can evaluate them in terms of your needs and affordability, and will not waste your time showing you unsuitable homes.
  • They can often suggest simple, imaginative changes that could make a home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.
  • They can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities, and may be aware of proposed zoning changes that could affect your decision to buy.
  • Although the law does not normally require an attorney to review documents or oversee real estate closings, they can provide you with a list of law practitioners to choose from if you would like to use the services of an attorney.
  • They can help familiarize you with the closing process and they will obtain closing figures in advance of closing for your review.
  • They can provide you with a list of qualified home inspectors, pest inspectors, surveyors, and help to coordinate inspection appointments.

Sincerely,

If you need a real estate agent in the Georgetown or Lexington Kentucky area,  give me a call!  Or maybe you don’t need me right now, but feel free to share my name.

 I love referrals!

LeAnn Sink, Realtor®

RE/MAX Creative

Call me here… 859.212.6340

Email me here…. leannsink@remax.net

Visit me here…  www.leannsink.com

Click here to search for homes in Georgetown, KY 

For Lexington homes click here…..

For a search you can customize go here…..

  I can also set up an email alert from our MLS that sends you properties to look at the second they hit the market. It’s free and it’s fun. FYI! Did you know using me as a buyer’s rep costs you nothing? I get paid by the seller so put me to work for you!

 

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