One of the most important things you can do when buying a home in Boise is find a good Boise Realtor to serve as your buyer's agent. An experienced real estate agent can help you find the right property and negotiate a successful deal on the purchase of your next home. Below is a list of services a good Boise Realtor should provide to you as a Buyer!
Local expertise: When it comes to determining the area in Boise you want to live in or to obtaining specific local market information to benefit your home purchase negotiations, you want an agent that is familiar with the local market and the Boise community.
Explain the process: By explaining the buying process from the get-go, a good Boise Realtor can help relieve a lot of the anxiety that comes with buying a new home. Your agent should meet with you, walk you through the process, and answer any questions you have.
Guide you in getting preapproved: Getting preapproved for a loan should be your first step in the home buying process. If you haven't already met with a lender when you meet your agent, they should be able to give you some basic information on the types of loans available and recommend you to a good lender that can help you get preapproved.
Listen to your wants: Your agent should talk with you about what you are looking for in a home. A good Boise Realtor should listen and take notes on the criteria you give them and guide you in determining which of those criteria are "must have's" versus "like to have's".
Set up an automatic property search: A good Boise Realtor should set you up to receive automatic listing notifications of new homes on the market that match your criteria. In today's market, the best homes at the best prices are selling quickly. It's important that you are "in the know" on what's new on the market. If you are checking your email regularly, these listing updates will insure that you can act quickly and avoid missing out on the great deals.
Show you through properties: When you find a home or a list of homes that you are interested in viewing, a good Boise Realtor should setup appointments to view those properties and accompany you on your home tour.
Help you decide on a fair offer price: When you find the home you want to pursue, you will need to determine what a fair offer price will be. Your agent can get information that you can't, including data like original price, sold price, and average days on market for active, pending, and sold listings. A good Boise Realtor should use this data to help you determine a fair offer price .
Have experience in negotiation: Although price is important, there are a number of terms that need to be discussed and considered when negotiating an offer. These include but are not limited to financing terms, date of possession, inspection rights, inclusion or exclusion of furnishings, repairs, contingencies, and other special terms and conditions. When you are ready to make an offer, a good Boise Realtor should walk you through the terms of the agreement, recommend you seek legal or professional counsel when appropriate, and advise you in negotiations.
Keep things organized and running smooth: One of the greatest benefits of working with a good Boise Realtor is that they keep things organized and on schedule. They know what needs to be done, and they pay attention to the details of the purchase. This helps the process run smoothly and without unnecessary stress to you, the buyer.
Be available and facilitate communication: Good communication between you and your agent is vital. A good Boise Realtor should clearly explain the buying process, keep you updated on new homes on the market, be available to show you through homes, and be on hand to address questions and concerns that come up throughout the entire purchase process and even after closing.
A good Boise Realtor is a valuable resource when you are buying a home!
By providing the services above, we at TripleCord Real Estate build enduring relationships with our clients so as to be their experienced Realtor of choice. CLICK HERE to find out more about the specific services we provide to our Buyer clients.
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