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Finding the Right Agent for Your Needs and Goals
by Henry & Laly Sanz 12/10/2018
If you've set a goal of buying your first home within the next year, there are several things you can begin doing now to set the stage for a positive experience.
While it pays to familiarize yourself with everything from your credit score to mortgage options, choosing a good real estate agent will prove to be an invaluable advantage when navigating through the process of buying a home. An experienced, knowledgeable agent will help keep you on track, prepare necessary documents for you, and answer the myriad of questions that will occur to you.
Should you choose the first real estate agent you talk to? People occasionally find a perfect fit right off the bat, but it's often a good idea to interview a couple agents before you make your final decision. Having one or two points of comparison can provide you with a wider perspective of available choices.
Not only would you want to work with a professional who has a successful track record in helping first-time home buyers, but you also want to make sure your personality is compatible with your agent's communication style and energy level. Unless you stumble on the home of your dreams on the first day, you're probably going to be spending a lot of time with them. Most real estate agents do tend to be knowledgeable, resourceful, and service oriented, but your journey will be a lot smoother and more satisfying if you sign on with an agent who's a good match for your individual needs and personality.
One of the most effective ways to prepare yourself for a real estate search is to create lists of things you need to do, have, and schedule. It's also helpful to prioritize what you want in your ideal house. By identifying and reminding yourself of the features that are most important to you, you'll have a greater tendency to recognize what you want when you see it. You'll also find yourself communicating your needs and wants more clearly to your real estate agent. As is the case with any professional or personal relationship, good quality communication usually yields the best possible results.
As a home buyer, there are many property features and priorities you'll want to ponder and discuss with your significant other. In addition to your future home's square footage, bedroom space, and number of bathrooms, you may also be interested in the reputation of school districts, the character of neighborhoods you're considering, and the amount of privacy each property affords.
Another list worth compiling before you get too far into the house hunting process is a personal budget. By seeing how your income stacks up against your monthly expenses, you'll be in a stronger position to determine a realistic price range for your next home.
About the Author
Henry & Laly Sanz
Team H&L Miami @ Real Estate Empire Group is a fast growing boutique Real Estate firm established in 2001. It began to revolutionize property sales as well as marketing through brokers, agents, and an administrative team. Our highly trained administration team ensures the best service possible and helps manage transactions efficiently across a spectrum of properties, prices, and sales including international transactions. Our office provides agents an opportunity to grow with market-leading training and unique tools devoted to growth and expansion.
We are based in Doral, FL placing us at the center of Miami’s fast-growing International market. Our wide-ranging model combines various technologies; efficient support system and leadership initiatives that help agents govern sales in a superior form while gaining a threshold as a Real Estate agent. We at Real Estate Empire Group provide to ensure excellence in every aspect of Real Estate. We look forward to helping find your DREAM HOME.
Team H&L Miami @ Real Estate Empire Group is a fast growing boutique Real Estate firm established in 2001. It began to revolutionize property sales as well as marketing through brokers, agents, and an....