FINDING YOUR PERFECT HOME
Buying a For Sale By Owner home
The #1 reason a homeowner tries to sell their home without a real estate agent is because they don't want to pay the agent's commission. That's understandable since commissions often total 5% to 6% of the final price.
If you (the buyer) would like to have your own agent, you're allowed to do so. The fee likely runs 2% to 3% of the purchase price and is paid when the transaction closes. A small portion of the fee may be required upfront and non-refundable.
Once hired, your real estate agent should do these 5 things for you:
#1. Estimate what the home is worth
So you don't pay too much
#2. Point out any obvious red flags
So you don't make mistakes that end up biting you later
#3. Communicate and negotiate with the seller on your behalf
So you don't waste time or do the wrong thing
#4. Handle the real estate paperwork
So you get your questions answered before you sign anything
#5. Guide you to the Finish Line
So it's a smooth ride from the opening of escrow until you pick up your keys
We hope this information helps you buy the home you've been dreaming about
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Here's some great news
If you enjoyed this article, then you'd really enjoy The Home Buyer's Kit. Whether you're buying your first home or your 101st, the home buying process can be tricky.
One wrong move in the home buying process and you lose the perfect home to another buyer, pay too much, or get stuck with a house that's falling apart.
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What to do next
If this sounds interesting to you, we've posted a short description of The Home Buyer's Kit here: TheBuyersKit.com. Check it out and let us know.
Karin Aguilar & Brian Smith
Karin and Brian have more than 38 years of combined experience in real estate and mortgages. They founded Showcase Agency, Inc, a real estate and home loan company, in 2017. They live in Irvine with their two daughters.
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