In today’s world, the amount of information we can gather is unlimited and is at our fingertips. No longer do we have to make that trip to the local library and search among the hundreds of books there to find the information we desire. No more going from one real estate company to the next to see what properties they have available for buyers to see as their possible new home.
Today, buyers come to us, the real estate agents, often with a list (sometimes a very LONG list) of properties they want to see. Many don’t realize they can hire a Buyers Agent, at no cost to them, who can suggest properties that will meet their needs and wants
Some buyers have spent endless hours on the internet searching various websites and watching endless hours of video tours of properties and scrutinized more photos than they can ever remember. They look at auto-valuations and think they know what a property is worth BEFORE they’ve even walked the exterior to look at the roof and foundation, or stepped one foot inside the house.
Now, I am a HUGE supporter of education, and endorse that we should ALL be educated buyers and be certain we know what we’re buying, from that loaf of bread on the grocery shelf to what is most likely the largest financial purchase we will make in our lives…our homes. While I know I can research disease and ways to cure or control it, or how to put on a new roof, I also acknowledge that I am one person who can’t possibly be a master of everything.
I believe we should support our local communities by buying local, including services. When it comes to needing my vehicle serviced or guidance on how to plan for retirement, I seek out qualified professionals to handle that for me. So, my search is not how do I do this, but who can I find to place my trust in to take care of my needs and wants allowing me the time to provide services to those who are like-minded and have sought out a well-trained, experienced Buyers Agent to help find their new home.
Using a Buyers Agent’s services allows buyers to focus on the tasks that they must do daily, such as continue to work so they can afford that new home, get those documents to their lender so they can get the loan to purchase that new home, and the list goes on.. and on!! Buyers should select their agent as they do the other professionals in their life, like their dentist, doctor, attorney, etc. Get referrals, seek out professionals who specialize in the service or product they are buying, INTERVIEW the agent and make sure you are comfortable with and confident in the agent BEFORE beginning took for that new home. If you hire an agent you trust, you can let go and know that they will show you the properties best suited to you.
Happy window shopping … whether you choose to do yours online or in person!