Monday, June 29, 2015 / by Jackie Spiro
Should I Purchase an Older Home or a Newer Home?
What type of Home is the BEST one to purchase, a newer home or an older home? A buyer called today really confused about what type of home they should purchase. They had been out looking with another agent all day and did not find anything they liked. There were calling about one of my new listings. After a brief conversation they really were not sure what they wanted, what the liked or whether they could even purchase a home. As with any caller, the first 2 questions are do you have a buyer broker and have you been pre-qualifed for a mortgage?
This Buyer was out looking at homes, they had not signed a buyer broker agreement and had not even been pre-qualifed yet..... What was that agent thinking? I can tell you the buyer was not thinking anything was wrong, because they were not sure how the first time buying process even worked.
The first thing I did is get them to meet. I told them the benefits having a buyer broker. They hired me on the spot. I had them speak to a loan officer who has done a great job for my past buyers, who pre-qualifed them at no cost. Now we know they can buy a home, what price range to look in and the next stop. Choosing homes to see.
We made a list of what they liked and what they did not. We discussed pros and cons of newer homes and older homes. They now have some direction, a plan and comfort that they are in good hands.
In Summary many Home Buyers and Sellers do not know that the SECRET they need to know is that a GOOD agent handles many aspects of Buying and Selling a home one may not think about. The HARD truth is that a Buyer or Seller can hire just anyone and hope and pray they found a good agent, but not all will. Some will learn a hard lesson especially if you make a BAD offer. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other. and for some, a seat next to me for an hour in the future watching the sun and surf. It is the best way to boost energy and produce more.
The hard fact is do not choose just any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest.
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THE TOP TIPS TO FIND A "GREAT" REAL ESTATE AGENT
1. LEARN THIS ONE FACT: One should know that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest Agent or Company. It is important to Hire the BEST Agent. In Houston that could be me.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT AGENT: As a Buyer OR Seller in this market you need every advantage you can to get your home sold. It starts with choosing the right agent. a. Ask for a Full time agent whose sole job is to sell homes. b. Ask for a Full service agent who will guide you through each step of the selling process. Discount brokers often equal discount services. c. Ask for a Local agent who knows your neighborhood and is readily available when you need them is a must. Out of town agents can leave you high and dry in your time of need. d. Ask for a well experienced Listing Agent can give you the advantages you need when selling your home. Not all agents are created equal. Choose only the best.
3. HOME BUYERS SHOULD START BY: Getting a FREE PRE-QUALIFICATION with a local and trusted lender. They will look at your credit and financial picture and let you know what type of mortgage you may qualify for and what your interest rate and monthly payment may be.
4. HOME SELLERS SHOULD START BY: Getting a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS. Learn what your property is worth in today's market along with how ling it may take to sell. If you are ready to sell now, learn what you should ask for it. How much offers may come in at and what the approximate selling price should be. Houston Home owners should contact me now.
IN SUMMARY the key to having a successful purchase or sale can increase simply choosing a better agent. The secret is that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. I leave you with now infamous philosophy, which is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process.
It does not take magic to turn your "For Sale" sign into a "Sold" sign. it takes a full time Local Agent who specializes in Listing homes like yours.
If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us at 832 443-1162. Get a free pre-qualification along with some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE through each step of the Buying Prices.
BY SCOTT GODZYK