What You Can Expect from Your Realtor

What You Can Expect from Your Realtor

Because the whole business of buying a home is not really that simple, it’s not that surprising that most homebuyers get a realtor to help them find their dream house. If you don’t have an agent, it might take you long months or even years finding the right home, having sufficient financing, negotiating the contract, and of course, closing the deal.
Having a realtor by your side means you have someone you can depend on to help and guide you through your home-buying journey. Your realtor will help make sure that you avoid pitfalls and that you’ll get to move in to the home that you really want.
Here are some of the things that you can expect from your realtor:
Your agent should have a vast knowledge of the current market, the trends, the condition of the neighbourhood, all the amenities, laws, as well as issues with financing, insurance, taxes, and more. Of course, he or she should be an expert in negotiations, too.
During your first meeting, your agent should be able to help you figure out the viability of your needs and wants in a potential home and in a neighbourhood as well. A dependable realtor will help you determine how much you can afford, help you get the right financing, and set expectations based on the current market conditions. Ideally, during this meeting your agent will also be able to devise a strategy based on your needs that you have discussed, as well as other factors.
Your agent should be able to meet with you to view properties that have potential and discuss in detail both the pros and cons of those properties. He or she should be able to provide you with reports regarding the community, including the crime rate in the neighbourhood.
It is your realtor’s responsibility to obtain disclosures, to coordinate the activities of your lawyer, your lender, your inspector, and all the other professionals who are engaged in the purchase. Your agent will ensure that home inspection is performed and necessary repairs are completed.
If bargaining is needed, your agent will also act as your negotiator and he or she will accompany you when you sign the closing documents, to check that everything is correct.
Your agent will be your partner and your coach during the entire buying process. So any question or concern that you have, you should be able to comfortably discuss it with your agent and you should be able to get a direct and honest answer as well.
These are the things that you can expect from your realtor. Unfortunately, not all agents take their duties to heart. So it is really important that you choose your realtor wisely. Go for one that you can trust and has a really good record with clients. Tammy Samuels is a seasoned real estate agent who has been proven by countless home-buyers to be professional and reliable. With Tammy, you can expect that you’ll get all the help you need and that you’ll find the home that you and your family deserve.