Buying a home can be an emotionally challenging task for most people. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first house or your fifth, buying a house is a major under taking. What follows is s list of tips to make it a little easier.
1. Find the right real estate agent. If you call on a house being advertised on the internet or go to an open house, you are working with the seller’s agent. You never want to work with the seller’s agent because his or her fiduciary responsibility is to the seller. That means finding a good match for your needs. The best approach is talking to family and friends that have bought a house in the last couple of years. They can tell you about their experience with the agents they bought through. Try to come up with a short list and set up interviews with each one. Make a list of what you want in an agent. It could be showing houses in the evenings or in the way they communicate with you or in their dedication to following through with the paperwork once you decide on a house to buy.