BUYING A HOUSE CAN BE AN OVERWHELMING EXPERIENCE
In today’s market place, there are many pit falls to buying a house. In order to ensure that you have a positive experience, it is imperative that you, the prospective buyer, work with a solid team of professionals. First, you must find a real estate agent. There is no question that this could be the difference between you finding the home of your dreams or settling for a lesser house. So, what should you look for in a real estate agent? First off, and maybe most important, you should feel instantly comfortable with your agent. They should make you feel as though you are truly a priority and that they want you to be in the house you want as much as you do. Second, you should look for an agent who has experience. This ensures that the agent knows how to deal with the complications that often arise when purchasing a home. Finally, find an agent that knows the ins and outs of the local market where you are purchasing. This leads us to the next step in finding a qualified team. A good sign of a solid realtor is that they know an experienced lender who does business in your area. So, once a realtor refers you to a lender, what should you look for? Like your first meeting with your realtor, the lender should immediately put you at ease. Since the mortgage process is often confusing and frustrating, your lender must communicate it to you in a way that you can understand. He or she must also clearly lay out what is needed from you so that you can move into your home as soon as possible. Also, look for a lender who has an experienced team of professionals- the loan process can be long and difficult and is best approached with a team of individuals specializing in their respective fields.
In summary, find people that you trust. Make sure that they place a priority on communication. Look to see if they have a good reputation in the local market and that they carry themselves with the utmost professionalism. Remember, buying a house should be fun. Finding the right people to work with will only ensure that the process is everything it should be!
I would like to thank our guest author Bill Bader with Greenwood Lending for sharing his expertise.
You can find learn more about Bill at his website http://www.cvillelending.com/Bader.