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Buying Your Home - Working With a Real Estate Agent

Can I Use An Agent For A New Home?
Buyers should take their agent with them to a new development the first time they visit it. The Real Estate Team wants to make sure that your interests are considered first and not those of the builder. This also ensures that your agent who works very hard for you will be compensated. 
Builders commonly require that an outside agent be present, and sign in, the first time a prospective purchaser visits a site before payment of commission even is discussed.  At times when buyers use an advertisement to find the development themselves first, builders can refuse to pay any commission regardless of how helpful an agent may become later in the process. It is advisable to call the development first and inquire about their policy on compensating real estate agents if you are using one.

How Do I Find A Real Estate Agent?
A recommendation from a friend or work colleague is an excellent way to find a good agent. Be sure to ask if they would use the agent again. Check internet websites. You also can call the managers of reputable real estate firms and ask them for recommendations of agents who have worked in your neighborhood.  A good agent typically works full-time and has years of experience. You should choose an agent with whom you are comfortable and who will look after your interests. If you are a seller, you should expect to receive a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) which includes recent home sale prices in your area. 

What About A Buyer's Agent?

Check our webpage on Agency

How Much Does My Real Estate Agent Need To Know?

The more your agent knows, the better they will be able to assist and negotiate for you.      

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