So, you're thinking about making a real estate purchase? You've come to the right place. The process is simple really, if you have the right guide along the way.
We are coaches and consultants first. We prefer to start with a conversation. It can be formal—in our office or at your home—or informal, on the phone or over coffee. This meeting serves not only as an opportunity for professional counsel, a walk-through of the process, and advice for your specific situation, but also to build a relationship with your agent. Schedule a virtual consultation here!
No matter what agent you have a discussion with, it is important not to share confidential information with them until you have decided together that you are comfortable with having an exclusive agency relationship. This Working With Real Estate Agents video will help explain how you can protect yourself in conversations. When you feel that an agent is a "perfect fit" for guiding you through the buyer journey, the relationship is then ready to be put in writing. Here is a sample contract for the agency agreement between you and a buyer's agent. Once complete, your agent is obligated to keep your information confidential and look out for your best interests.
Why is it so important to have a relationship with your buyer's agent?
- They truly understand your situation and what the criteria is for your purchase
- They make sure you don't overpay for property
- They have knowledge of the process and contract terms
- They have resources for information, contractors and attorneys
- They help you gain an edge when negotiating
- They understand your goals and tolerance for risk
- They offer full-time communication
- They know how to analyze relevant property and market data
- They counsel you regarding market timing and pricing
Not to mention, you don't pay to have a buyer's agent, the seller is the one who pays their commission most all of the time!
If you want to buy your dream home or your first home, we will talk about your wants, needs, and timeframe. We will help you imagine living in your new space. How will you use it? Will it fit your needs now and in the future? We’ll also discuss financing, inspections, appraisals, and closing. We want you to be excited, prepared, and comfortable. And, we want you to be thrilled with your purchase. We’re so confident we can help that we’ll guarantee you love your new home.
YOUR NEXT STEP: DETERMINING FINANCING OPTIONS
Schedule a virtual consultation and get one step closer to making your next real estate purchase a reality with the guidance from one of the triad's top agents!
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GreatNEST buyer’s agents will carefully and confidently guide you to your perfect home - guaranteed. Our agents are full-time professionals who work in, and live in, our market. Whether you are new to the area or a life-long resident, you need help with financing, or have very specific housing needs, our experienced and friendly agents will help. Work with a GreatNEST professional buyer’s agent and buy with confidence. Ask about our LoveYourNEST Guarantee, FirstNEST buyer service, and our NESTAdvantage Power Program.