for a Home
Finding a good agent - one who knows and understands the local market
- is the first step in your home search.
A good real estate agent is a partner in your home search, someone with
whom you'll be working closely. Spend the time to develop a strong relationship.
of Using an Agent
Your agent can give you valuable insight into the market and provide
access to a large number of available homes through the Multiple Listing
Service. Working every day in the local housing market, your agent is
an invaluable source of advice on pricing, features, and trends.
Good Agent Does More Than Just Show Homes
An agent can put you in touch with lenders,
home inspectors, contractors, and any
other professionals you need to complete your purchase. Don't hesitate
to ask for recommendations - chances are your realtor knows qualified
professionals in all of these areas.
A good agent is experienced, with a strong knowledge of the local
market and a willingness to put in the time required to help you find
the right home. If an agent doesn't have the time, interest, or commitment
to develop a thorough understanding of your needs, look for one who
with Your Agent
Once your search begins, make sure to take advantage of your agent's
knowledge and experience. Don't hesitate to ask questions or request
market data to help in the search. Review our tips on working with a realtor to help get the most out
of this relationship.