The problem with searching non-MLS sites like Trulia and Zillow is their information on agent-listed properties (which is over 80%) is syndicated from the MLS but much of it is outdated. To search the actual MLS, click here.
Before you start searching for a home to buy, you must first get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. This must be done prior to making an offer on any home you want to purchase. To get pre-approved for a loan, click here.
When buying a home there are a number of factors to consider such as selecting the right type of mortgage, knowing what to look for when choosing a home, negotiating offers, etc. To get started, click here.
Closing the transaction is the final stage in the home buying process. Before the closing takes place, it is important to make sure all of the paperwork is correct and you have a clear understanding of what you are required to bring to the closing table. A good buyer’s agent will make sure you are prepared and informed in addition to attending the closing to ensure that everything is handled properly and there are no last minute issues that can prevent the transaction from closing.
When a homeowner decides to list their property for sale with a real estate agent, they pay a commission fee to the agent when the property sells. A percentage of the commission paid by the seller will go to the buyer's agent; therefore, it is usually free for buyers to hire an agent to assist with the home buying process.
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most people will make in their lifetime. It is also a big financial responsibility and should be approached from an investment standpoint. A good buyer’s agent will not only find the right property that fits a buyer’s personal needs but also take into consideration key investment points such as the location, the school district, potential resale value in the future, and certain must-have property features, etc.
People will spend months or even years planning to buy a home but most fail to do their homework in regards to understanding and finding the right mortgage. Obtaining a mortgage loan is a big financial responsibility and requires research and knowledge prior to applying for any type of mortgage financing. A good buyer’s agent should be able to assist you with navigating through the loan process.
It is an exciting moment when homebuyers finally find the perfect house. The next hurdle is submitting the contract and getting it accepted by the seller. In a competitive market like Atlanta, this is not always a simple and straightforward task. In addition to beating out the competition, other factors like the price, the due diligence period, and the closing date, etc., have to be negotiated and agreed upon.
Hiring A Buyer's Agent Is Typically Free-
Choosing The Right Home-
The Purchase Transaction/Closing-
These are just a few of the key duties a good buyer’s agent should be able to assist you with. The overall goal of a buyer’s agent is to help homebuyers every step of the way in the home buying process. Our overall goal is to educate the buyer and make buying a home as seamless as possible. To get started, click here. To ask a question, click here.
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