CHOOSING A REALTOR
FLO WATSON – Real Estate Agent Serving Duncan, SC & Surrounding Areas
So you’re ready to buy a home, but you don’t know where to begin. The thought of searching for a home and relocating you and your family can seem overwhelming; even if you’ve been through the process before!
This is why choosing the right realtor is so important! Not only do we help ease your burden, but we walk you through each step of your home-buying experience to make the search and transition as seamless as possible.
What is the job of a realtor? Your realtor’s main task is to help you locate your dream home. They should pay close attention to your preferences—location, budget, amenities—before searching for properties which meet most (or all) of your requests. A good realtor will be able to find multiple options and should be familiar with the properties they are showing you.
Your realtor is also responsible for thoroughly explaining any documents that come your way, and for making sure that deadlines are met. It would be a tragedy to lose out on your dream home due to an inefficient realtor!
What qualities should your realtor possess? Your representative should be familiar with the communities, not just the property. You may have questions about school, work, commute and safety. Your realtor should be able to provide this information to you.
Your realtor should be tactful when it comes to negotiations. You are likely not the only party viewing your home of choice. They should also be aware of any state or local regulations that surround your impending purchase.
Lastly, your real estate agent should be backed by a professional legal counsel. This will ensure that everything is being carried out in a lawful manner!
Securing a loan is one of the more nerve-wracking components of the home-buying process. This is why it is a good idea to try to pre-qualify for a loan before searching for your dream home.
When you understand how much money you have to work with, you can better estimate your budget. You will be able to determine your monthly payment, down payment and any other costs.