Buying a property is one of the biggest financial transactions most of us will ever make. It is not a purchase you’ll want to regret.
It’s One-Stop-Shopping for you when you use a REALTOR® – When you have a REALTOR® working for you, you have one contact person to address all your inquiries, questions and concerns about any property listed for sale. You call your REALTOR® … your REALTOR® gathers all the information and presents it to you. Time and money saved by you by simply having to make a single call.
Time Commitment – Do you really have the time and expertise it takes to search for a home? Everybody’s time is valuable in today’s busy world and it is why we hire professionals to fix our vehicles, do our taxes and many other tasks that we do not have the time, expertise or access to tools, to do ourselves.
Of the thousands of properties listed for sale and advertised on the internet and in printed publications, do you have the time to search them all out, then eliminate and select the ones that meet your criteria? How can you be sure you found everything available?
Many find that searching the web can be a frustrating and stressful process. This is where our REALTORS® who work closely with the MLS® system on a daily basis and have an eye on the market day in and day out, week after week, can readily find properties for you to view within a matter of minutes. When you consider the amount of time invested, are you really saving any time or money going it alone?
Take Your Time – Buying Real Estate is a major business transaction and is not an investment you should rush into. Select a REALTOR® who is established in the area you are interested in, and who will provide you with sound, effective advice while keeping you informed about property activity in the area. Many of our REALTORS® offer regular email newsletters with all the new, sold and modified listings in our area. This serves to keep you informed and eliminates the need for you to have to waste time searching unassisted.
Is Recreation Property Right For You? – Owning your primary residence does not completely prepare you for owning vacation property. In many ways buying recreational property is like buying any other form of Real Estate but some of the details can present quite unique benefits and challenges. It is important to work with a REALTOR® who specializes in the particular area of “cottage country” you are interested in.
Loyalty – Most importantly, remain loyal to the REALTOR® you have chosen once the REALTOR® has earned your trust. After all, this person will be spending a lot of time and effort on your behalf.
Use A REALTOR® To Buy Your Home – When you consider the services they provide – market knowledge, time investment, negotiating, dealing with legal issues – it pays to have one of our REALTORS® on your side and entitles you to an array of services and benefits you will not get when you “do it yourself” and for which has no initial expense to you. You don’t pay until the job is done!
There are many things a Buyer can do to prepare for purchasing a property.
- Get your financial house in order
- Speak with or visit your lender for pre-approval of a mortgage
- Visit the area where you wish to purchase
- Make a ‘Wish List’ of what the property must have
- Make a list of what you would like the property to have but that you could add or change after purchase
- Don’t forget to budget for additional costs associated with a purchase, such as insurance, taxes, legal fees or inspections
- If you need to sell another property in order to purchase, get that property in tip-top shape to attract the best dollar
- Choose a REALTOR® who is knowledgeable with the area and who can help you gather the information needed to make one of the most important purchases of your life.