Posted by Robert L Brown at Jan. 12, 2017
Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with a real estate professional is so worthwhile. With your agent’s guidance, buying a home should be enjoyable, rather than stressful. Most of all a buyer’s agent services are no cost to you.
Out-of-towners; If you’re looking for vacation homes or moving to a job in a new city, there’s a good chance that viewing homes will be difficult—you could be a long drive or even a plane ride away. In the course of looking for that new home you still are possibly working in your respective cities and may not have the time to drop in on a moment’s notice. There are apps available to view but it’s not the same as walking through in person, but it will at least give you an idea about whether a property is worth pursuing further. Think of the trip(s) you don't have to make when you have your own buyer's agent guiding you thru the process.
When life is just way too crazy:If you’re just getting too busy with everything else going on in your life, a good buyer’s agent should be able to recognize the situation and help you take a step back. It’s that agent’s responsibility to get as much information on that particular home and to relieve as much stress and strain on you as possible.
Inspections : More likely there will be issues from the inspection and I stress that you should ALWAYS spend the money to get one. You could be in a better bargaining position after the home inspection is completed and a lot less headache to you. A good agent can work out those issues by negotiating a lower offer—to cover costs of repairs—or by getting the seller to fix the problem. If you choose the option to have the seller fix some issues then we can get them reinspected prior to the closing date.