Buyer's Tips

Questions

Organization

A Realtor Will

Choosing a Realtor

 

Questions

Where do you want to live?

Do you want to live near schools, shopping, or work?

What kind of house do you need?

What kind of style, how many bedrooms, and bathrooms?

Do you want a yard?

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Organization

Do a credit report on yourself and make sure information is accurate.

Browse through real estate advertisements in the the newspaper and Home magazines.

Watch television programs or interactive phone systems to find out information.

Visit open houses on the weekend.

Start saving money-to have cash on hand for a down payment and closing costs.

Don't incur additional debt.  Pay down your credit cards.

Don't make major purchases on credit.

Contact a Realtor.

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A Realtor Will

Analyze your financial situation to help you determine how much you can afford.

They will keep you informed and co-ordinate all aspects of the transaction.

Easy access to information on all properties listed for sale by Realtors and owners.

Set up appointments for you to see homes that interest you.

Help arrange financing.

Represent you at closing.

They'll advocate on your behalf; Representing your best interest.

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Choosing a Realtor

Working with a Realtor will make the process more efficient.

Ask the following questions:

Do they return your phone calls?

Do they ask you questions to determine what you want/need in a house?

Do they perform a financial analysis to help you determine how much you can afford?

Do they explain things clearly?

Do they suggest financing methods?

Do they seem knowledgeable about the community?

Do you feel comfortable spending time with them?

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