New home owners are at a disadvantage in the home buying process. This is because it is completely new experience they are embarking upon. In doing so, there’s a lot that you may not know which could hurt you in the long run. That’s why it is important you use a real estate agent when buying a home.
Real estate agents, especially experienced ones, understand the housing market in the area you desire to live. They understand the price range of the homes, whether one may be inflated and at times know when new ones will be coming onto the market.
Home buyers spend an average of 6 to 8 weeks looking for a home. When they have narrowed down a neighborhood, they usually buy within 2 to 3 home visits. A real estate agent can help you pick out the homes to visit and schedule showings. How does this help? You save on valuable time.
Life comes with plenty of demands. You have your job, you might even have your family, adding the home buying process on top of all that is exhausting. A real estate agent can help you ease this stress.
You won’t waste your time scrolling the internet, doing broad searches for new homes. You will be able to discuss with your real estate agent the exact parameters of the home you are looking for. They can then send you open listings in the particular areas you desire.
Most importantly, they can help you during the negotiation process. A great real estate agent is an excellent negotiator. They understand the process and can help you understand what to expect, what is reasonable to ask for and what might be off the table. That’s something that many new home buyers don’t know how to do well.
If you are looking to buy a home and live in the greater Encinitas California area, I’d be happy to help you find your new home. Give me a call or write me an email. We can schedule a time to discuss your desires and create an action plan to find you the home you are looking for. I look forward to speaking with you.