Shopping For a Home

Selecting a buyer’s agent to help you find your dream home is an important first step. He or she can represent the buyer’s interest in a real estate transaction. Before making a decision, however, have a realtor explain the pros and cons of using a buyer’s agent versus a sales or dual agent.

When you’re ready to visit houses, ask your Realtor to help you with:

•Arranging showings

•Tracking of the properties you’ve seen.

•Identify if the home meets your criteria – refer to your “what’s right for you” list

•A digital camera to record what you see

After touring each home, write down what you liked and didn’t like. Develop a rating system that will help narrow the field. For example, pick the house you like best on day one and compare all other houses to it. When you find a better one, use the new favorite as the standard.

Next page: Working With A Realtor

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