Buying Your Home
Home buying is probably the biggest financial commitment you'll ever make. Buying a home is not just a dollars-and-cents investment, it's an investment in your life. It will create a sense of stability and identity for you and your family. Regardless of how times change, owning a home remains the cornerstone of the American dream.
To assist you in the process, John Cooper has everything you need - from a basic step-by-step overview to a property comparison checklist. So whether you're a first-time homebuyer or need a brief real estate buying refresher, let me help you through it all.
Working With a REALTOR®
Sure, you can do your home search by yourself. But why? With John Cooper at your side, finding the perfect home is easier, faster and a lot more fun. A good REALTOR® can show you more suitable properties, offer valuable advice, and coach you through the entire home buying process. And you'll save time: Many buyers still spend endless hours pouring through classified ads, driving all over town, and viewing dozens of unsuitable properties - simply because they haven't connected with a REALTOR®.
Some people think that if they have several agents looking for homes on their behalf, they'll find a house more quickly. Like most relationships, the buyer-agent relationship thrives on communication, loyalty and trust. By working exclusively with one agent, you'll improve both the process and the results.
Finding The Right REALTOR® For You
Chemistry is important. So are credentials. Above all, you'll want an experienced agent who has the resources to find your dream home.
Some helpful hints on finding and working with a REALTOR®:
- Ask friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers for referrals.
- Trust your intuition.
- Share with your REALTOR® as much as possible about your lifestyle, tastes, needs and dreams for your home.
- Focus your search on a few geographic areas and share them with your agent
Asking the Right Questions
How well do you know the area(s) that interest me?
A REALTOR® who knows the area or neighborhood you are interested in is extremely beneficial to you.
How many other buyers and sellers do you currently represent?
You want a REALTOR® who will give you personalized attention, answer your calls quickly and communicate with you often. Keep in mind, though, sometimes the busy, experienced REALTORS® are the most efficient.
Will you handle all aspects of my transaction, or will you delegate some tasks to an Administrative Assistant?
If you choose to work with a busy agent, a knowledgeable assistant can be very helpful when you have questions or need immediate attention.
Ask the REALTOR® for testimonials from satisfied customers.
Contact some clients that have worked with the agent and ask them about their experience.
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