A Few Reasons To Use A Realtor

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Buying your first home is an exciting time, and it is important that you have a good experience. There are many steps involved in buying a home, and sometimes it can become a little overwhelming. You may want to buy a home, but the process is so overwhelming that you are second guessing yourself. Do not feel like you have to do everything on your own. One of the smartest things that you can do is work with a realtor. A good realtor is going to be able to hep you through the process. Here are a few different services that a realtor is able to help you with.

Find Homes

One of the most common services that a realtor is going to provide for you is shopping. It can be very hard to find a home that fits a specific criteria. Luckily there are website that have a lot of the homes showing, but a realtor is going to have every home listed in the area. The realtor will also be able to narrow the search down for the homes that fit your criteria. Perhaps more important than being able to find the home, a realtor is able to get you a tour of the home. If you are inside the home, you will have a much better feel for if the house is the right house for you and your family. 

Putting In An Offer

Once you find the home that you really like, it is time to put in an offer. The realtor is going to be able to tell you if the home is priced fairly or if you should offer a little less than asking price. Once you want to put in an offer, you will have to fill out a lot of paperwork. The good news is that the realtor will be able to help you through the paperwork. In fact, most of the paperwork is digital and you can look at the buying agreement online. The realtor will most likely be the one that drafts up the paperwork.


If your offer is accepted, you are on your way to buying a house, but the work has only begun. There are still a few steps that need to occur, and one of those is getting an inspection to ensure that the home is safe. Your realtor will know some of the best inspectors in the area, and can suggest who to use for your inspection. Simply put, a realtor is going to streamline the buying process. 


17 July 2017

Sarah's Renting Tips

Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.