What to Expect From a Real Estate Professional
A real estate professional will not take it for granted that you know all the ins and outs of the buying and selling process. Instead, he or she will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect and that's important so you're not faced with any surprises along the way.
An Assessment of Your Needs
One of the first questions a real estate professional will ask is: Why are you moving? A real estate professional will also explore any time constraints you might have (perhaps imposed by the need to relocate for employment), your financial situation and any future plans.
A Plan to Find Your Dream Home
A real estate professional will help you identify what you want in your new residence. What floor plan is right for you? A pool? A garage? An extra room? A particular building design? What about the neighbourhood? Proximity to schools or work. A Real estate professional will compare your needs, wants and budget with what is available on the market and make recommendations that save you time and effort.
He or she will also accompany you as you view houses and help you assess their suitability and price. As an expert on a property, a real estate professional can provide facts on the neighbourhoods, the cost of heating, the condition of the furnace, and so on. In other words, he or she will work with you to achieve your dream.
Access to Properties for Sale
Multiple Listing Service® or MLS® is an exclusive service accessible only through a real estate professional and it can be a valuable tool. Through MLS®, the details of a wide variety of listed properties are made available to the real estate professional you work with. That can save you a tremendous amount of time and effort in your hunt for the right home.
Real Estate Professionals have knowledge of financing choices however, will recommend you speak with a mortgage specialist to get the most up to date information available to home buyers.