Home Buying Tips from Realtors and Agents
Buying a home for first-time buyers or even seasoned vets can throw curveballs at you. At Prestige Custom Builders, we are naturally attuned to the process of homeownership so we wanted to share some tips from John Arcana, a Realtor at ReMax, and Beth Terminella, an Agent at One10 Realty Group.
Work with Someone who knows the Market
Buying a home can be a very emotional process, both good and bad. Having a team that can help you find the right path and who knows what’s going on from the business end is only going to make it go more smoothly. According to Beth, “a market analysis would help make considerations less emotional.”
A consultation with your agent and establishing what the overall goals are sets the guidelines up for when you go shopping. According to John, “Establishing what a buyer's goals and the current situation are are also important factors to discuss. Do they want to find a forever home? A temporary home? An investment? Do they have to sell a property first to make their purchase? All of these factors will affect the strategy and advice we employ with our clients.”
Property Touring can be Tedious
For some, this step can be the best part of the home-buying process because this is when you get to envision what your future is going to look like. For some families, this can be the tedious part because they are looking for homes that check everything in the box.
“When it comes to showing houses, we want to make sure the buyer is seeing all properties that meet or have the potential to meet their wants and goals. It's also important to have an agent who is plugged into and connected to the market that your buyer is looking into because we will have insights and contacts that we can utilize for properties that may not yet be listed but are coming soon. ”
Negotiating is a process that isn’t solely the home buyer's responsibility. A good agent will know your budget when it comes to buying and renovating your home and they will be able to guide you through each step. You do not need to have “negotiation skills” to buy a home since they will do that for you.
Looking for the Right Agent
Looking for the right agent is integral to finding your forever home and here are a couple of our favorite tips and reminders:
- Make sure they are experienced and knowledgeable in the local market and markets around you - you want to work with someone who has knowledge of multiple markets.
- Notice if they are intentional about maintaining a good relationship with other professionals in the industry - this shows their willingness to get the job done.
- Communication is key - find an agent who can match your communication style.
- They should be able to guide you - an agent who you should work with is someone who knows how to be a leader for your family during the process.
What to Expect After Closing
Congratulations! You made it to the end of the home-buying process. What does that mean?
When the process comes to an end, your team will still be able to provide assistance with any needs regarding your home and they usually have a network of trusted partners to work with if your home needs anything.
Whether doing this for the first time or going into it again, these tips are a great reminder to have on hand.
Learn more about John Arcana from ReMax here.
Learn more about Beth Terminella from One10 Reality here.
To get in contact with us about one of our available homes or to work with Landon, give us a call today at (409) 313-3383 or email Landon directly at email@example.com.