FIND THE RIGHT HOME FOR YOU:
One of your Realtor’s main jobs is to understand what you want most and to find you the best possible options. Your realtor should be able to counsel you on location, school district, projected future of the neighbourhood, market analysis based on your needs and budget. Your Realtor should put your best interest first with the options they present.
HELP GET YOU PRE APPROVED:
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is arguably the most important part of the home-buying process. Being pre-approved solidifies how big your budget is for your home purchase. Realtors should have a trusted network of mortgage brokers and lenders who can take you through the pre-approval process.
CHOOSING A GOOD INSPECTOR AND BEING PRESENT FOR HOME INSPECTION:
Your Realtor should know a good home inspector and be a vital part of the home inspection process. All potential problems should be addressed like mold, lead paint, water, etc. When a Realtor doesn’t have a good home inspector to address these problems and isn’t present for the inspection, it is impossible for them to have a deep enough understanding of the home to properly negotiate. Based on the home inspection, Realtors can negotiate price reductions or repair requests.
COMMUNICATION WITH SELLING AGENT AND BUYERS ATTORNEY:
Your realtor should be a good communicator and keep the selling agent and the buyer’s attorney informed on everything in the process of buying. Good Realtors will understand the importance of information, and keep everyone in the loop in order to keep the ball rolling.
Your Realtor should be able to analyze the value of the home you wish to purchase for an appropriate initial offer. Based on the seller’s response, Your realtor should know how to respond accordingly. Ultimately, the market will decide the value of the home you wish to purchase but a good Realtor will negotiate the best price based on that value, and tip the scale in your favour.