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Finding and Buying the Right Home
We all understand how a real estate professional can help to market a property, but it is generally less well understood how to take full advantage of the many ways that a well informed Realtor can act in your best interests when you are buying a property.
Obviously, an experienced real estate professional can help in the search for just the right property.
But perhaps the real value of a real estate professional relates to activities that take place after you have found, but before you have purchased, the home of your dreams.
Deciding whether to make an offer. An experienced licenced real estate professional has a duty to find out as much as possible about the property you are interested in, and to fully inform you.
The realtor's inquiry goes beyond just the property, and should include relevant inquiries about future plans for and services in the area in which the property is located. By knowing what can be potential trouble spots, an experienced Realtor can recommend ways to prevent them from becoming problems.
Offering the price that is right. An experienced licenced real estate professional will help you arrive at a price that is appropriate your your circumstances in the existing market place.
Knowledgeable in financing property, an experienced realtor can provide valuable 'creative financing' suggestions as well.
Negotiating the purchase. Purchasing a property is a time when emotions can run high, and working with an experienced negotiator on your team can keep the situation calm, and assist to keep the terms and conditions of the offer favourable to you and your objectives.
Writing enforceable contracts. A contract of purchase and sale is a complex document, with 'subject to' clauses and many other terms and conditions necessary for smooth transition of property ownership and possession.
This is not a time to experiment - the contract must be done right the first time - litigation is expensive! An experienced real estate professional will do just that - do it right the first time.
In summary, an experienced real estate professional can help make the whole buying experience, and the ownership that follows, pleasurable and satisfying.