When buying a home do I need a Realtor® to help me?
Published On: July 19, 2012 Posted by: TownsRealty
If you are ready to purchase a home you should strongly consider working with a Realtor®.
A buyer’s agent acts as your advocate, helping you find the home you want and negotiate the lowest possible price. A buyer’s agent represents only buyers, never sellers and their services are free to you since the sellers are paying the real estate commission.
Here are the benefits of having a Realtor® helping you with the home buying process since buying a home involves a lot of things such as:
- Writing an offer that is beneficial to you, disclosure forms, inspections, communication with the title company and your mortgage broker, insurance policies and much more.
- If you move to another city or area you will need information on utilities, zoning, schools and also questions: Will the property provide what I want for a home or investment or/and will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?
- There are many negotiating factors such as: price, financing, terms, date of possession, repairs, furnishings, etc. Also, the purchase contract should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections of the property before you go ahead and complete the purchase.
- Buying is emotional. A home symbolizes family and security and because of this, home buying can be an emotional. For most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective real estate agent that helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues is most important to you.
If you are looking to buy a home in Central Florida, Towns Realty can help you. Put our real estate knowledge and negotiation skills to work for you and we will find you the home you are looking for.