Buying a home is a monumental event in your life.
Regardless of whether it is your first purchase, or you are a seasoned buyer. From choosing a home to inspections, appraisals and financing, the process can be overwhelming. But with the right guidance your real estate purchase can be exciting and enjoyable, just as it should be.
Communication is key.
Expect your Realtor be in constant contact, keeping you updated and helping you to fully understand each and every step. With a financing market that is changing every day, it is important your Realtor is up to date with the current market and financing options available, as well as loan restrictions and financing requirements, both in regard to you as a buyer and the requirements for the property itself.
Feel comfortable with your Realtor’s experience.
It's important to feel comfortable working with lenders, appraisers, title agents, surveyors, whomever you may come in contract throughout your buying process. As a Realtor, we have the opportunity to work with the people who provide these services each and every day, creating a relationship and familiarity with the process. There is without a doubt an advantage to working with a seasoned Realtor who knows the people and the process.
Work with someone you trust.
While trusting your agent to give you advice that is in your best interest is important, there is so much more to consider when choosing a Realtor. You will find the most enjoyment in working with someone detailed oriented, who you know will provide accurate paperwork. Choose someone who will follow through on each and every question, who will be present at each and every showing, inspection, all the way through closing. Someone who will be available and responsive to each and every phone call, text or e-mail and who can be trusted to put just as much effort into your sale as they would their own. Choose a Realtor who will keep the process moving quickly, from the initial offer presentation all the way through to closing. Effort and efficiently, trust and communication, all characteristics of an excellent Realtor. Be sure the person you are trusting with one of the most important transactions of your life is qualified to do so.
Enjoy the process.
This is an exciting time in your life and the beginning of a new phase. Best wishes to you as you embark on this life changing experience. I hope that we at Bishop, Inc. Real Estate and Development have the pleasure of being involved in helping you achieve your goals and make your dreams a reality.