Ask around. Generally, a referral from a trusted friend, family member or a well-networked community member is an excellent way to find an agent. Not all agents are there same. Just think of the thousands of vehicle types. They might all drive, but they all drive differently with different features. The same goes for agents. Interview them and make sure whomever you pick is the right fit for you and for what you are trying to accomplish with your real estate goals.
Your agent should be ready and willing to negotiate all terms of the contract. The price is not the only item to negotiate. Determine what you want and need to accomplish when structuring your offer to ensure that you are set up for negotiation that benefits you. Successful negotiation also takes into account the wants and needs of a seller, so consider the motivations of a seller if possible and then structure the offer accordingly. Your agent should be able to offer you advice.
We do complimentary home staging for all our listed properties.
Benefits of staging
The buy-sell agreement is designed to get people to perform and with deadlines for each item to be completed. The deadlines generally end at 5:00 PM on any given day so make sure you stick to the terms of the contract or your earnest money could be in jeopardy. Ask for extensions in writing if needed. If it’s not in writing, it doesn’t exist!
Not all inspectors are equal. It is not a state requirement of the state that home inspections be licensed and insured. Make sure to ask for a referral if possible or do some research in advance, so when you do get a home under contract you know who to call and the costs associated.