For people interested in moving into a new home, 32% of them are first time home buyers. When entering into the real estate market as a buyer, the amount of informaiton and inquiries might seem overwhelming. To help you, and whoever you might be buying with, through the process, the most beneficial option might be hiring a real estate agent.
Nearly 80% of recent buyers have stated that their real estate agent was very useful in supplying them with information while going through their home search. The trust between a buyer and a real estate agent is warranted too, as they have your best interest in mind. Between the years of 2001 to 2014, the numbers of buyers who used a real estate agent or broker to help them with moving into a new home increased by 19%.
While half of new buyers (48%) want a home that has never been occupied, a real estate agent can help them decide whether or not that is the right choice for them. A real estate agent is going to give you a variety of options for moving into a new home, based upon the following:
- How far is it from your job, kid’s schools, shopping centers, etc.?
- Type of Home
- Single-family, condo, amount of living space, etc.?
- The Age of Home
- Do you want an older home with a community, or a new home which requires less maintenance?
- Can you acquire a loan? Can you afford on a downpayment? How much are you willing to spend?
Having a real estate agent to clarify all of these questions while you’re trying to bu a home can save you a lot of time (and a lot of headaches). Before you can begin moving into a new home, you’ll have to consider these questions seriously, since you are not only buying a place to live, but a long-term investment as well.
With a real estate, the process of buying a home is made much easier. Moving into a new home can be a painstaking, long-winded process, but it doesn’t have to be. Having the right realtors to help you out can save you a lot of time, money, and stress. In the end, you find the right house and move in in no time.