Finding the Right Real Estate Agent Who Will Work with you As a Team
Everyone deserves to have the house of their dreams at some point in their lives. What better time than now when interest rates are low. There are so many opportunities to find that dream house. The right real estate agent can help you through the ins and outs of finding that house. It all hangs on your choices and state of preparedness. This is even more the case with the current high rate of demand – houses are being bought really fast so you definitely need to be prepared. Going in prepared means you are more likely to get what you want. You will be in a better position to negotiate a deal that is most favourable to you.
It can never hurt to have a good operating knowledge of real estate. It puts you in a better position to make wise decisions. If you fancy adding some value to your home, you will want to find one that needs some work doing to it. Pick a property that only requires cosmetic changes for your first home do-up. And remember to keep some of your budget available for the actual renovation work you are intending to do.
The next step is picking the right real estate agent. That means someone who is the consummate professional, one who is courteous, cooperative and respectful of your opinions and desires. A pushy agent turns off not only you but all those they deal with in a transaction. In addition, it can never be emphasised too much the importance of trusting your own instincts. You and your agent need to have a good rapport; to work together as a team to the end of seeing success in all your endeavours.
Below are some tips to help when dealing with a real estate agent and looking for Ellerslie property for sale.
Be Clear as to Your Needs and Wishes.
Have a definite plan as to what you are looking for. There are many reasons to desire to purchase a home. For some it’s entertaining; others hope to start and raise a family there. Know what you want.
Know What Not to Say to A Real Estate Agent.
When talking budget, allow yourself a little wiggle room. Don’t state your maximum price as the agent may show you houses outside your comfortable budget. Be honest with them so they can help you find a house that is right for you and allow for that when telling them what you are willing to spend. You will be wasting your time and the agent’s if you give them misleading guidelines
Don’t House-hunt with your Heart.
In other words, don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. It is a business transaction. If it falls through you don’t want to be devastated because you fell in love with the property. But a house is too large an investment to make hasty decisions. You need time to weigh the pros and cons, to count the cost. So, go into the deal knowing what you want and how much your are willing to compromise. Check out every feature of the home to be sure it is in good working order. Alternatively, if some aspects aren’t working properly such as the kitchen being too small or the bathroom is not up to scratch, then make allowances for that in your total budget. If you spend money on the purchase price you have less to use for any renovation you might want to do.
Interview Real Estate Agents
There are dozens of real estate agents operating in Ellerslie and the surrounding areas. Some are much better than others. So be sure to check them out before you commit to working with them. Have a conversation and see if they actually listen you or do they do all the talking? Look for reviews or recommendations for real estate agents from previous clients. A good agent is willing to work with you to find out exactly what you are looking for and then help you find that home.
For more information on property in Ellerslie, call Mark Tung or check out his website.