How Can a Real Estate Agent Help First Time Homebuyers?
Posted by Robert Measer on Jan 19, 2013
A Real Estate Agent will represent you through one of the largest, most important purchases of your life: your first home. They know how to walk you through the negotiating of financial and legal aspects of the transaction. They have knowledge of neighborhoods and full listings of homes for sale; based on the market for comparable houses, they will know if you are paying too much and help you narrow down the decisions until you find the right home. The Western New York market is no different. You need someone to help navigate the specific conditions of each individual market – whether it be the city or the suburbs such as Amherst, West Seneca, Clarence, or East Aurora.
Throughout the process of selecting and working with your agent, you will get to know each other decently well. Your agent should know things like how much you want to spend on your new home and how to negotiate to get you the best price on a desired property. Your agent knows the contracts and legalese of this large transaction. They will keep you informed on any questions you have regarding the purchase and make sure you aren’t paying too much or missing any important documents.
Thousands real estate listings to choose from
Licensed Real Estate Agents have access to full listings of homes for sale. They know what houses in every neighborhood are going for. Once you have determined any mandatory and desired amenities, your agent can find the home, in your price range, that features as many of these features as possible. Conversely, if you are attracted to a particular neighborhood because of its school district or proximity to your job, etc., your agent can know to localize their search for those particular listings. Your agent should be familiar with many different areas of the city or town you are interested in living.
Your Real Estate Agent will be your guide through the purchase of your first home. They will help you determine the ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ associated with properties, the boundaries of your budget, amenities and details about possible neighborhoods for you to choose. They have access to information regarding every important aspect of every home for sale in the area and will negotiate the best price on your behalf. Successful agents are comfortable negotiating and know the legal process of buying a house. It is in your best interest to hire an agent when you purchase your first home; they will guide your into your new home with ease.
If you are looking for a Amherst, NY Realtor to help you find your new home
I invite you to contact me. I am a licensed Realtor in Amherst, NY with HUNT ERA. I can show you homes across Western New York that fit the criteria of your dream home. To get started searching for your new home from the comfort of your living room, fill out your search criteria in the quick search box to the right or visit our New Home Search page.