Zero in on a Good Area
Finding the right house isn’t only about knowing which homes are up for sale. A real estate agent can help you zero in on the location that’s right for you. An experienced agent will help you find the very best school districts, amenities and resale values – or whatever is important to you.
Get a Guiding Hand
Divito Real Estate Group teaches each of his clients through the home buying process before they even start house hunting so they know what they’re in for. While most homeowners will only buy a house a few times in their lifetime, agents go through the buying process with their clients day in and day out.
Manage the Paperwork
Do you know how to write a purchase agreement? Luckily, this isn’t something you need to worry about. Your agent will draw up the purchase agreement so all you have to do is read it and sign it. There’s a lot of paperwork involved in buying a home, and your agent is there to take care of it.
The buying process can be a whirlwind experience once you’ve had an offer accepted. There are so many things for you to take care of over the course of about a month, including getting an inspection, arranging movers, shopping for insurance, buying a home warranty and arranging for necessary repairs – and that doesn’t even cover getting a mortgage.
Luckily, your real estate agent has seen it all before. They know which inspectors can give you an accurate report, which movers are worthwhile, which insurance companies will overcharge you, and which home warranties have it all. Black even sets up the home inspection for many of his clients. “The only thing that they do themselves is call the insurance company,” he said.