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Information For New Homeowners

As a first time home buyer, you may be wondering how a real estate agent can help you. Using a real estate professional can be invaluable, whether it’s your first real estate transaction or your tenth. The first step is to find a realtor that suits your needs. The best way to find a good partner is to ask your family and friends for a referral. If you have friends who have recently bought a home for the first time. Ask about their experiences and whether they would recommend the agent they used or not. You might also search for an agent who specializes in the areas you would like to live. It’s important to find an agent you can connect with on a personal level. It’s important after all, because you’ll be spending a lot of time with them.  After you’ve found a real estate professional, meet with them to cover some basic information.

How To Work With A Realtor

Real estate professionals get paid on a commission, based on the percentage of the sale. So inquire about the amount and make sure you know their commission is calculated. You’ll also want to give your agent a firm idea of your budget and price range.

• Be sure you’ve factored in insurance, property taxes, and closing costs

• Discuss your down payment and financing plans

• Ask if mortgage pre-approval is a good idea

Picture of a family moving into their new home

Let your agent know if there are specific area that you would like to live. Your real estate professional needs to have a good picture of your lifestyle and priorities in order to find the right neighborhood and home for you. If school districts, commuting times, hobbies or interests will be important factors in your home selection. Let the agent know this information on the front end.

Talk About What You Want in Your New Home

Let your realtor know your architectural preferences. As well as any styles that you wouldn’t consider. Your real estate professional will need to know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you will need. As well as other factors that are important to you. Like storage space, a garage, lawn size or even a pool.

Let your agent know if you want a home that needs renovation or remodeling. Or whether you want an older home or new construction. Ask how often you should expect to communicate with your realtor and how they handle home showings. A home warranty from AHS is the best and safest way to protect your clients. When you’re purchasing a new home, you don’t really know the history or matters that could affect it. By buying them home warranty you have really, truly protected them.