Buying a new home brings up so many emotions. Browsing the market and starting to picture yourself living in a gorgeous new home is incredibly exciting! But if you don’t have the right people on your side, it can feel stressful or scary, especially in today’s ultra-competitive market.
We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. Buying a new home should be exciting and enjoyable! Here are some tips on what to look for when selecting a top-notch buyer’s agent who will make buying a new home the kind of experience it should be.
Tip #1: Find An Agent With Years of Experience
Seasoned agents have seen it all! They have lived through the rise and fall of the market many times so they’re more level-headed and calm when it comes to unexpected challenges. An experienced agent will be able to keep a house hunter relaxed, too, as you work on finding the home of your dreams.
Tip #2: Find An Agent Who is Connected in the Area
An agent with strong connections and good working relationships with other agents, lenders, appraisers and inspectors can bring value to all stages of the transaction. They may know about listings that fit your wishlist before they even hit the MLS. They often have the inside scoop.
Tip #3: Find An Agent Who Understands Strategy
Buying in a competitive market (like right now) comes with challenges that don’t present themselves in a buyers’ market. When you work with a buyers’ agent who is experienced and familiar with handling multiple offers, they will be more skilled in handling the negotiations required to secure the home you want.
Tip #4: Find An Agent Who Isn’t Afraid of the Honest Conversations
Buying a home is one of the most personal investments you can make. It can also be very vulnerable. When looking for a buyer’s agent, you want to choose one who sets honest expectations and timelines like setting a realistic budget as it relates to their future goals.
Tip #5: Find An Agent With a Long List of Happy Clients
Just like with any major purchase, the reviews matter! Look for an agent with a lot of happy and positive reviews from former clients. If they’ve been able to get a lot of other clients into the homes of their dreams – chances are, they can get you into yours’, too!
Looking for a buyers’ agent that has all of these qualifications? Call AmyJo (Dedicated Buyer’s Agent) today so she can work with you to find the perfect new home!