Working with a top-notch real estate agent will make all the difference in finding and closing on the home you want. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned homebuyer who is selling and buying, a reliable, proven agent will work in your favor, by understanding your timeline and protecting your interests to ensure that buying your dream home doesn’t become a nightmare!
Here are three key areas you should consider when choosing the right Real Estate Agent to help you with one of your largest investments:
One – Knowledge of area. It matters to you and it should matter to your Agent. You are going to want to work with a Agent that is familiar with the area that you are looking for a home in. What do they know about the schools, area home sales, proximity to amenities, resale opportunity, the list goes on and on. Your Agent is your resource and their knowledge and experience selling homes in the area you are searching is one your most valuable assets.
Two – Relationships are Key. Buying a house is a big milestone and while exciting, can also be a little overwhelming. Your Agent should be able to connect you with several options for a reputable lender – it is critical that your Agent and Lender are always on the same page to ensure a smooth transaction. Your Agent should also have a good network of other real estate professionals so they can be in the know of coming soon homes that meet your criteria and have proven working relationships with the agents on the other side of the transaction!
Three – Let’s face it, it’s competitive and it’s not unlikely that when you find the home you want to purchase you may be up against another offer. This is not always the case, but it does happen, especially in the Seller’s market we are currently in. There are going to be times that your offer might not be able to compete and an experienced Agent will be able to set realistic expectations with you if that is the case – though when the opportunity is there to have your offer stand out, you are going to want to make sure you have someone on your side that has a proven track record of success!
Once again, I’m Sarah Futa, with the Scott Futa Home Team & we get you moving in the right direction – We look forward to being of service.
Scott & Sarah Futa | The Scott Futa Home Team
Keller Williams Action Realty, LLC
140 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 225-2707 | Team@ScottFuta.com