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Why Use a Royal LePage REALTOR®

  October 8, 2014   Posted by: Brookside Realty

VIDEO: There are many complexities of home buying and selling including: pricing strategies, marketing campaigns, home staging, open houses, sensitive negotiations between buyers and sellers, and legal documentation. There is a ton of time, effort and professional expertise required, and a Royal LePage agent is here to help through the entire process.

 

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You want to find the right home, in the right location, at the right price - and you want to do it quickly, with minimum hassle. The best way to do that is to work with a professional realtor who understands your wants and needs, your time frame and your financial boundaries.

 

Why work with a Real Estate Agent? 
- You’ll save time. An agent can pinpoint homes that fit your needs and dismiss those that don’t.
You benefit from an experienced negotiator. Your agent will manage your offers and counter-offers, ensuring that you get the best possible price for your home.
You’ll get the right information. Your agent knows the neighbourhood and can give you accurate information on local real estate values, taxes, utility costs, services and amenities.
You can always count on great advice. Since your agent is familiar with the entire home purchasing process, he or she can advise you of your legal and financial options, and recommend appraisal, home inspection and contracting services.

 

Choose an agent who understands your needs 
Here are a few questions to ask to help you determine if an agent is right for you:

- Will you be representing my interests?

Do you have access to MLS information?
Will you provide market evidence to support the price?
Will you look after closing and possession details?
Can you be contacted at any time?

 

Let your Real Estate agent do the searching for you 
Let your real estate agent do the searching for you. The best buys aren’t in the newspaper ads; most great opportunities are on 'hot sheets' that are available every morning to salespeople with access to MLS information.

 

An agent’s job is to:
Provide information on the property and the area
Negotiate a price and terms that are agreeable to both buyer and seller
Help arrange a source of financing

 

As a homebuyer, you must work with your agent to find the home that’s right for you. Communication is key - tell your agent what you want, and be specific.

 

Offer a detailed description of your property needs and wants. If you will absolutely not consider a house without a hardwood floor, say so. And if air conditioning is a 'nice to have' rather than a 'must have,' communicate that, too.
Be specific about where you want to live. If you refuse to live outside a certain area, it might take longer to find you a home, but your agent will know not to waste your time with anything not in your chosen neighbourhood.
Tell your agent what you can afford. He or she can help you get a pre-approved mortgage so you know for sure what your price range will be.
Communicate your likes and dislikes for each property you see. It will help your agent narrow down the possibilities.
Commit to one salesperson.
Respect and perform the terms of the purchase agreement.
Keep an open mind. Agents know about those charming little areas that you’ve never even heard of. You might find your dream home in a completely unexpected place.

 

Don't hesitate to request a callback if you have any questions. We're here to help. 

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