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Fun and scary - the home buying experience

Posted By: Ute Appleby In: Buyers Information
Date: Thu, Nov 10th 2016 9:39 am

                                           Too Scared !!??

Buying a new home can be exciting but also scary ! Viewing homes, deciding, inspection, repairs, due diligence, insurance, a mountain of paperwork, etc. Working with a competent lender and hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of buying. 

Here are the top 4 demands to make of your real estate agent when buying a home:

1. When making an offer on the home you want to buy, discuss with your agent the price so you get the seller and the bank to accept that price.  Stand out from the crowd and work with your agent to make your offer strong. One important document is a solid pre-approval letter from your lender. 

2. Understand the timetable from ratified contract to close. A nw school year, a start of a new job, end of a lease etc.; all this will be set the plan to purchase and to move in motion. This can be very emotionally draining. Discuss this openly with your agent so he/she  can exert any influence they can to make it work.

3. Remove as many of the challenges as possible and so it is imperative that your agent knows how to handle the challenges that will arise. An agent’s ability to negotiate is critical in this market. 

4. Find the right house ! Don't rush and buy something simply because you run out of patience. Have open and honest discussion with your agent. A good agent will listen, will find what you are looking for and not push you to make a decision. This is why you should find a full-time agent with good experience as buyers agent. Sit own with your agent before house hunting and talk about what you are looking for, make a personal connection and feel comfortable with your agent as he/she will be in your life for a while. 

And so, here I am and invite you to invite me to assist you in your search for your next home. Let us sit down in person and get to know each other before we go house hunting. You find a little bit about me on my website www.DefinitelyCharleston.com !  

Ute Lisa Appleby, Realtor
AGENTOWNED REALTY CO., Mt Pleasant SC
Real Estate/Leasing/Property Management

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