For home buyers, the real estate market can be foreign. Therefore, working with a trustworthy real estate agent will help home buyers feel more comfortable. Below are reasons why it’s important to work with a local real estate agent.
The real estate agent will know and understand the market.
Real estate agents are needed to understand the state of the local market and they take it as a full time job. In fact, they fully understand the conditions of the market for the last five years. Their knowledge of the market will allow them to use their experience and expertise while keeping the home buyer’s best interest in mind.
An agent will be able to provide home buyers with advice and confidence regarding real estate decisions. This will help protect the home buyer’s investment by assisting them in making a well informed and responsible purchase.
The real estate agent can help lower costs associated with buying a house.
Closing costs are additional costs to the buyer that must be paid before or at the time of settlement. These closing costs will typically consist of prepaid items such as your property taxes and insurance. Most often, any additional fees are then split between the buyer and the seller. However, we recommend that you urge your real estate agent to negotiate these fees to ensure you are able to get the lowest closing costs possible.
A good real estate agent is someone who has been in business long enough to become well established in the area. They will be able to earn your trust by being good listeners and using their knowledge to assist you through the home buying process.
The Copeland Mortgage Team has been in mortgage banking for over 10 years and would be happy to point home buyers to a real estate agent we know and trust.
For more information on the importance of a good real estate agent, or for a recommendation, contact the Copeland Mortgage Team at Midwest VA Loans today.