In the internet world, home searches are at the top of the list. If you are like me, you love to see different styles of homes and which home is the next one on your dream list.
However, when you are ready to upgrade your home, move to another city, or are ready to purchase your first home, it can become overwhelming with all of the choices in layouts, styles and locations. Plus, if you do find the perfect home, you still need to make sure that you are getting the proper inspections, home warranties, purchase options and general overall lay of the land while completing the home sale.
As a home buyer, one of the most important steps you can take is to hire an agent. Is it totally necessary? The simple answer is no. However, hiring an agent can save you time and money. An agent knows the area, locations and is familiar with the homes that are “on the market”.
So, unless you love the idea of searching every nook and cranny on the internet for those elusive homes that fit all of your criteria, you should consider talking with an agent who will take your list of needs (bedrooms, living areas, garages, yard size) and wants (location, play area, gourmet kitchen, theater room) and find all of the possibilities in your budget.
Some additional reasons you may wish to hire an agent:
- An agent can send listings directly from the MLS that fit your criteria.
- Agents know about new listings that may not yet on the market.
- Agents can take you on a personal tour of the homes and answer your questions about the properties.
- Agents know the market and will help you get the best value for your budget.
A home buyer agent is there to help you get into your dream home with as few headaches as possible. As a home buyer, it is to your advantage to use the knowledge of an agent to help you find the perfect house for you.