A professional, experienced and well-qualified real estate agent or broker can guide you through the rather complex and often confusing maze that collectively makes up the home-buying process.

What Are The Benefits of Using A Real Estate Agent?

Because you may be new to the home-buying process, the following list will give you some idea as to the responsibilities that your real estate professional should take on your behalf.

  • Educate you through the entire home-buying process

  • Help you understand all of the paperwork

  • Handle any problems which might arise during the entire transaction

  • Properly prepare any forms, contracts and disclosures that are required and see that those items are legally correct

  • Provide comparable sales data to help assure that you are paying the proper price for the home

  • Help you find the right home in the right neighborhood

  • Screen homes before your showing to make sure the property meets your needs

  • Guide you with regard to repairs that should be made

  • Show homes to you in an effective and professional manner

  • Negotiate all facets of the transaction in your best interest

  • Guide you in your selection of competent escrow/closing and title people

  • Oversee the entire closing process

  • See that the completion of the transaction is smooth right through to things such as obtaining the keys and possession of the property

  • See that all required disclosures are made

  • Help you to spot Buyers who are attempting to take advantage of you

  • Help you to understand the use and limitations of escrow deposits

  • Advise you as to how homes should be prepared to show and sell

  • Advise you as to when you should seek the advice of an attorney

  • Make sure that the appraisal process is handled properly

  • See that any repairs or requirements are met prior to closing

  • Advise you on any books or publications that you should read before, during and after the transaction has closed

  • Help you to negotiate the best price available for all costs and fees related to the transaction

  • Advise you as to any contractual changes which might be necessary prior to the closing

  • Help you recover any overages which are paid during the closing process

  • Advise you as to what course of action should be taken if the seller refuses to close the transaction

  • Negotiate and deal effectively in your behalf with the Buyer, other agents, escrow/closing, title people and attorneys

  • See that each and every facet of the buying process is effectively and professionally handled in your best interest