For many people, the idea of hiring a real estate agent can be a little intimidating, particularly if you are just beginning your home search. Some buyers choose to spend some time searching the Internet on their own, before involving an agent. If you choose to do this, please take advantage of our free HomeSearch Report, which can save you time and money by creating an optimized driving route for your home tours. Time is of the essence in a real estate transaction or a home search, so use that time wisely by using The Homesearch Report.
Alternatively, if you choose to use an agent, he or she can use your predetermined lists to sort through the list of available homes. Keep in mind that you are hiring the agent, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and let the agent know if they are not meeting your needs. For example, if your agent is showing you homes that are far above your price range, or homes that do not include specific items on your “need” list, you should bring this to your agent’s attention. Don’t allow people to waste your valuable time whether it is driving to and from homes, or seeing the wrong kind of homes for your taste and budget.
Home Price Checks
An important factor to consider is how much you are willing to pay for your next home. On a more specific level, what price are you willing to pay for a specific home once it makes your short list? What you can afford is certainly a determining factor in this number. Additionally, the house may require some repairs or aesthetic improvements, and this should be considered in the offer price you make.
The best way to determine a home’s true value is with our HomeSmart Value Report. This report combines a market analysis with a complex statistical model to give you a simple and easy-to-read report detailing the value of any residential property. For only $24.95, it certainly makes sense to obtain accurate, objective information about what a specific property is worth before you commit to any real estate investment. Lenders have used these tools for years and now they are available to you.