Home Buying, 15 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Real Estate Agent

Home Buying, 15 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Real Estate Agent

Home Buying, 15 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Real Estate Agent

home buying 15 reasons why you should hire a real estate agentHome buying, the single largest investment of homes for sale that many will make in their life time. If this is not your area of expertise, why gamble and do this on your own. Find a Realtor that is familiar with Atlanta area real estate and homes for sale in the surrounding areas. Check out this blog renting vs buying if you are not sure if you are ready to purchase a home yet.

When Home Buying, Never Buy Without a Realtor

Realtors have the resources to help you find your dream home. When beginning the home buying process qualifying for a home loan should be the first step. Your real estate agent can help you locate a mortgage lender to be pre-approved for a home mortgage loan. Once that is out of the way, we are ready to find that right piece of real estate for you.

Be careful when looking at the top end of your price point. All too often in this market of low inventory, we are seeing many offers on the same property.  If you are at the top end of your price range, you will not be able to raise your offer. This is important when competing against the other offers. Remember there is NO perfect home, and procrastination can cost you the home that you want.

No matter where the home is in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area, your Realtor can help. It does not matter if the home is a short sale, foreclosure, for sale by owner, a new home subdivision or just a regular resale. It does not matter! A real estate agent can help you in several ways: This is important for a few reasons:

Home Buying Tips

  • When home buying you need to know what the top of your price range is. This will help to prevent you from looking at homes that you may not be able to qualify for the loan.
  • When buying your first home some people are curious if there is a grant for buying a home. There are some home buying down payment programs that your lender can share with you.
  • You need to know what you qualify for when home buying before you go look at that first home. If you cannot qualify now, your lender can offer advice to help you qualify at a later date.
  • Once armed with a pre-approval letter, you have power when it comes time to negotiate that offer.
  • Your Realtor can help you locate your next home by having access to the most up to date inventory.
  • After you find your home, your Realtor can help you determine a good offer to submit. Your real estate agent does this by evaluating the market and surrounding area utilizing many years of experience in real estate.
  • Your agent will use their negotiation skills to get you the best deal possible when you are buying a home.
  • Once your offer is accepted, there are a whole list of tasks that will need completing. Your real estate agent can help coordinate these tasks to help get you to the closing table on time.

A Real Estate Agent Can

  • Help coordinate your home inspection;
  • Prepare amendments and negotiate on your behalf if any needed repairs.
  • Act as liaison between the lender, closing attorney and you to make sure the title is clear
  • Help to locate competitive Home Owner’s Insurance policy
  • Track the loan process to insure the appraisal is ordered and file is with the underwriter.
  • Schedule the closing with the closing attorney;
  • Arrange for your final walk-through, and this is a short list!

The real estate listings on my website will be more up to date than many of the other real estate sites that you may visit. When you are in the market for home buying and ready to begin your home buying search you can. Have active real estate listings emailed to you that match your search criteria. Search homes for sale in McDonough GA and Locust Grove in Henry County just south of Atlanta. For more information or if I can be of help please do not hesitate to contact