April 26, 2021
1: Help you get a mortgage
I can assist you in finding the right lender to work with and will counsel you on working effectively with them.
2: Narrow down your search on the right location and properties
Your real estate agent will work with the needs and wants you’ve listed and will focus on properties that meet your criteria, including your price range.
3: Draft up a solid offer
Your agent will ensure that your offer is a sound once that protects you and impresses the seller.
4: Negotiate a good price
Experienced realtors know the value of what they are helping their clients buy. As such, they’ll negotiate on your behalf to make sure you never pay more than you have to.
5: Attend the inspection
Every buyer agent should be present at the home inspection and ask the right questions about the condition of the home.
6: Negotiate home inspection repair requests
The negotiations don’t stop at the initial offer. If there are any issues discovered during the home inspection, your agent will help you negotiate with the seller to either get them to make the repairs or cover their cost.
7: Recommend professionals
Home inspectors, contractors, lenders, and other professionals are often part of the real estate equation, and your agent will be able to recommend those that are highly reputable.
8: Communicate with seller’s agent
You and the seller will remain on the same page throughout the entire closing process thanks to your agent’s role in communicating all pertinent information between each party.
9: Monitor your mortgage commitment
Your agent should keep tabs on the status of your mortgage and guide you about what to do – and not do – before your home loan has been finalized.
10: Help you navigate the escrow and closing process
There’s a lot that happens during escrow before a deal closes, and your agent will help you through this process in a streamlined manner.