How Can an Agent Help Me Buy a Home?
Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers bewildered.
An excellent real estate agent will help guide you through each step of the buying process. She will offer sound advice every step of the way. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.
Here are some of the key areas in which an agent can help:
Getting pre-approved by a lender
Getting pre-approved is the most vital step in purchasing a home. The lender determines whether or not you will ultimately have that house. Don’t be shy, ask your agent for recommendations, she will likely know the best lender for your particular financial situation. Be honest, be prompt getting requested documents and then follow their instructions to the T. By doing so, you will set yourself up as an excellent buyer. When a home in Middle Tennessee has multiple offers on it, you can rest assured that your offer lands on top of the pile.
Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. An experienced agent can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property that you might consider. The right agent can also give you local, and relevant to you, information. School zones, best coffee shops, mothers day out programs, preferred outdoor activities, local sports bars, etc. are all things that your agent will know.
Making an offer
Once you’ve decided on your new home, an excellent agent will do the necessary research to determine a fair market value of the home and will assist you in making the strongest offer. In a sellers’ market, you will want your offer to be fair and strong, the first time. After you’ve negotiated to have your home under contract, it will be time to schedule inspections. Your agent is a wealth of information! She can guide you through home and termite inspections, appraisals and the questions that sometimes arise, and the subsequent negotiations from all of these. Be sure to ask all the questions that you have. It’s her job to answer them. Be confident in your purchase!
Closing day! Wow. You are here! At Twin Willows, we use a local closing agency. Some folks opt to have a real estate attorney to close. Your agent will guide you through this process, as well. On occasion, closing dates are changed. That can be a super hairy situation. But, no worries, your agent is on it! At the end of the day, you will have The Key to Your New Home in your hands!