Homebuyers Guide (Part 4 of 5)

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So…what’s next?

There’s definitely a right time and place for choosing buying as your best option. Since it’s not something you do every day, you’d be wise to consider enlisting some help. Time to call in a professional. Someone with the knowledge and experience of the area you’ve chosen can save you hassles and help smooth the way forward. The purchasing process is complex and varies from place to place. A qualified agent who knows the ins and outs of the local market is an invaluable asset and can help you develop a game plan that will save you time, money and aggravation.

Everybody says this, but we sincerely mean it: the right agent makes all the difference in the world. They are your partners in this journey. They’ll help you make sense of what can be a confusing and intricate process. You want someone you know is on your team, who knows and understands your lifestyle, interests and financial goals…someone who gets you.

Honesty is key here. You need to know that your agent and real estate company won’t be afraid to tell you if they think you’re making a mistake. Competence is important too: it’s a litigious world and real estate contracts and files can be inches thick and bewilderingly intricate. You need to know that your representative has the experience and know-how to navigate those tricky waters and ensure smooth sailing ahead.