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Prepare for Buying a New Home
Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 10:10:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  My services, etc.
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Buying a new home can take a lot of time and cause stress. The process is easier when you are prepared and have a good REALTOR®. Communication with your REALTOR® is important because the more you communicate the easier it will be for them to find the best home for your situation.Prepare for Buying a New Home

 

Steps to Purchasing a New Home

 

  1. Research Costs Not only will you have costs in the purchase of your home, but you will also have costs on a regular basis that relate to your home. Find out what tax, heating, and regular maintenance are for the homes that interest you. These costs could be large in certain areas and something you aren't willing to pay on a monthly or annual basis.

  2. Find Out If You Qualify to Finance Your Home Apply for a mortgage loan at a bank, credit union or other places that you do business. You will usually have to have a down payment and good credit for a mortgage loan. You should know how much you can borrow and how much you have saved for the down payment and other costs prior to making an offer on a house.

  3. Make an Offer on the Home You Want If you are using a REALTOR®, they will help you make an offer to the seller or seller's agent to purchase the home.

  4. Make Sure the Home Passes an Inspection! A home inspector will make a report that allows you to see the health of the home you want to purchase. The inspection will show you what needs to be replaced or repaired as well. You can put in your offer that it is contingent on the house passing inspection.

  5. Hire a Real Estate Lawyer You may want to hire a real estate lawyer to help you do a title search and look over contracts. Real estate lawyers can also help at the closing.

  6. Get the Results If your offer is accepted and the house passes inspection, finalize your finances and have necessary meetings to get everything completed.

  7. Get Ready to Move Prepare your move prior to the closing. Unless you have repairs to make, you may want to get ready to move before you go to closing on the home. Packing and hiring a moving company are the next steps to getting into your new home. If you have a lot of stuff, you may have to go through many things and pack to be ready for the keys. If you are purchasing furniture, have a list of things you want the day you close on your home.

  8. Closing Your closing is usually with your REALTOR® and real estate lawyer. The paperwork is done and signed, then you get your keys. If you want to do repairs or upgrade, have a list of things you want to do at the home, when it closes.

 

Following the steps to buy a new house and working with professionals will limit stress. The last step is enjoying the home you worked so hard to get!


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4 Reasons You Should Consider Downsizing Your Next Home
Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 10:00:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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If you have decided to downsize and purchase a smaller home, you could take advantage of the many benefits, from lower utility bills to less maintenance. Your decision to downsize could be due to work proximity, availability within a specific location, or various life events; regardless of the reason, a sales representative can help you find the perfect, smaller home. Although your family may need to readjust to the smaller living space, the reduced size could have a positive impact on your relationships and finances. Continue reading to learn about some benefits of downsizing when searching for your new home.4 Reasons You Should Consider Downsizing Your Next Home

 

Lower Utility Bills

Heating and cooling a large residential property can be costly for homeowners, but the utility bills for smaller homes are generally less expensive. In most homes, the heating and cooling systems are set for the entire house, meaning that even the rooms you are not occupying will still be heated or cooled, increasing the monthly costs. When speaking with a sales representative, ask her to find out the average utility costs for the smaller homes you are interested in purchasing. You and your spouse can go over the bills to see just how much your family could save. The money you save can be used on home improvements, shopping, for traveling expenses, or you can place the funds in a banking account for future needs.

 

Less Maintenance

Fewer rooms in the home mean less repairs and upgrades that need to be made. You could reduce the costs of tools and various supplies, and trim the bills when hiring professional maintenance companies to come in and clean the home or make necessary repairs. In addition to less square footage, the yard will likely be smaller and not require as much maintenance. Depending on the size of the yard, you may enjoy cutting the grass, gardening, and doing other landscaping adventures in the smaller home, as opposed to being intimated by the larger yards associated with bigger properties.

 

More Bonding

Smaller homes can create a more intimate environment for families, strengthening their relationships along the way. The bedrooms in a smaller home will likely be closer, in comparison to the floor plans in a larger house. As a result, you can go in and out of your children’s rooms without climbing a lot of stairs, or walking long distances down the hall. Instead of looking at a smaller home as cramped or lacking privacy, your family can look forward to the new living space keeping you all more organized and creating a closer living environment.

 

Reduce Decorating Costs

The more rooms you have to fill in your home, the more expensive the costs of furniture and appliances will be. Although you don’t have to fill every room in the house, many homeowners prefer decorated rooms, as opposed to empty spaces. Downsizing allows you to prioritize what you need and what you can live without in the new space. You no longer have to purchase decorations and electronics for rooms that you rarely use. Instead of bringing a lot of items from your current home, you can pitch the unused objects and avoid taking clutter to your new place, getting a fresh start.

 

Moving into a smaller home could be the perfect choice for you and your family. Many of the benefits you have in a large house will still apply to a smaller property, such as privacy, the freedom to decorate the exterior and interior of the home, and a sense of community. Be sure to speak with an experienced sales representative who can explain all the benefits and help your family decide if downsizing is the best option!


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Homes for Older Canadians
Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 10:35:00 AM  in My services
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Canadians are living longer according to Statistics Canada and staying active and wanting to remain in their homes longer as well. There are several important features to consider in selecting a home for yourself as you grow older or for older family members. Choosing the right home means seniors will be able to age comfortably in place rather than having to uproot themselves and find a new senior-friendly home.Homes for Older Canadians

 

Location and Community

As seniors may need increasing amounts of medical care, proximity to a good hospital and a selection of primary care providers and specialists is crucial. Being close to shopping and entertainment is also important as driving may become more difficult. Many senior or active adult communities offer various services on site that can help seniors continue to live independently.

 

Step-Free Access

Stairs can be problematic for many seniors. Choose a single story house to make navigation easier. Step-free access from the exterior, and especially an attached garage, can be important for safety, especially in winter.

 

Wheelchair and Walker Access

Seniors may end up requiring wheelchairs or walkers for mobility. Wide hallways and adequate turning spaces are expensive and difficult to add to older homes. Instead, look for these features already in place when buying a home. Even if you do not need them, they enhance the home's value by making it more accessible as well as giving it an open, airy feeling.

 

Accessible Washrooms

Comfort-height toilets surrounded by adequate space and grab bars are easier to use for seniors and people with disabilities. An accessible walk-in shower or tub with grab bars, a wand rather than fixed shower head, and a non-slip surface enhances the safety of a home.

 

Doors

Doors should have adequate clearance and width for wheelchair access. Rather than door knobs, one should choose levers that can be easily grasped and opened by those with limited mobility or grip strength.

 

Lighting

Bright non-glare lighting can reduce falling hazards. Light switches should be placed where they can be easily reached by people using wheelchairs. Switches should be clearly visible and easy to operate, with lit rocker and button switches being especially elder-friendly.

 

Smart Technology

Smart home technology allows people to control many appliances from their phones. For seniors, the ability to program thermostats, lock and unlock doors, and turn off and on lights with their phones or remote controls can make daily living much easier. Homes can also be equipped with motion and fall detectors that can automatically alert care givers or emergency services.

 

Kitchen Safety

All kitchens should be equipped with working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Microwaves and eye-level ovens or counter-top toaster ovens may be easier for seniors to use than ovens that require bending. Strong task lighting for work surfaces can also enhance safety.

 

Accessibility Features Add Value

Even if you may not currently need accessibility features, you should consider investing in them. They make your home more hospitable for friends and family members who may have limited mobility. If you have an accident or illness or simply develop some mobility limitations as you grow older, it is much more convenient and less expensive to have accessibility features in place than to have to invest in moving or extensive home modifications. Finally, a senior-friendly home appeals to a growing segment of potential buyers, making accessibility features a good investment.


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4 Reasons Homeowners Should Use Professional Moving Companies
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 10:30:00 AM  in My services
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Purchasing a new home can be a great adventure for families, but it can also be stressful and chaotic. Deciding how you will move your personal belongings may seem simple, but it can be a difficult decision to make. Getting help from family and friends is always an option, but paying for professional movers could make things less stressful. Continue reading to discover why using a professional moving company is often the best choice for homeowners.4 Reasons Homeowners Should Use Professional Moving Companies

 

Could Save you Money

Packing up some of your clothes and taking them to the new house is inexpensive, but when it comes to larger household items, you may have to spend more money on moving supplies and actual movers. Transporting furniture and large boxes in your vehicle may be impossible, so you will need to rent a truck, which can get expensive. When you hire a professional moving company, they will have the supplies that you need, down to boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and a fleet of trucks to choose from, all in different sizes. Using professional movers can save you money and prevent your items from being damaged due to inadequate space in the car, or poor loading and unloading habits.

 

Meet Deadline

If time is a factor, you want to go with the quickest and safest option. Some of the reasons why you may need to move within a quick turnaround include relocating for school, work, and health needs. In these instances, you will need to hire a professional moving company that can step in and keep you on schedule. Hiring movers allow you to handle other essential matters, such as school enrollment, utility transfers, work, and other more. With a tight schedule, you may not have the time to pack up your personal belongings, but moving companies typically offer packing services that fit most budgets.

 

Distance

The distance between your new home and your current house will often play a part when choosing between professional movers or doing the transporting on your own. Moving on the same street is not a big move, and you could enlist the help of others to accomplish your goals. However, moving to another state or town could require more supplies and assistance, so you will need to hire a professional moving company. In some cases, you may need to use a shipping company, especially if you are moving across the country.

 

Protect Belongings Against Theft and Damage

The moving company you choose should insure their drivers and your personal property. Homeowner’s insurance policies could also cover your items as they are moved from one house to another. The limitations often depend on the category of your property, in addition to other factors. When a professional moving company is transporting your belongings to the new home, those items will need to be replaced or repaired if lost, stolen, or damaged. Check with the moving company and your homeowner’s insurance provider to find out what is covered when it pertains to transporting your furniture, clothing, appliances, and other personal belongings.

 

Before you purchase a new home, you will need to consider all of the factors, including your budget for different issues and necessities, such as moving. Ultimately, the decision to move your belongings or hire professional movers will depend on how many things you have to transport, the distance of your move, and your budget. One thing to consider is moving as much as you can on your own, and leave the larger and more expensive items to the professionals. Ask family and friends for referrals, or consult with a sales representative to find the best moving company in your area.


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When is the Best Time to Begin Renovating Your Home?
Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 04:35:00 PM  in Home selling tips,  My services, etc.
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Have you thought about renovating your home for a possible sale? Even if you don't have any immediate plans to vacate your home, you may still wish to get it into better shape. If this is the case, you may wonder just when is the right time to begin a new course of home repair jobs. The answer will depend on a wide number of circumstances, some of which will be discussed below.When is the Best Time to Begin Renovating Your Home

 

If You're Planning to Sell Your Home, Start Renovations Now

If you are planning on moving to a new location within the next six months or year, it's a good idea to start looking around your home to spot the areas that will need repairs. You don't have to blow your entire budget on these renovations, most of which will likely be minor ones. You can start with a few small jobs, most likely in your kitchen and bathroom.

 

For example, if the wallpaper in your kitchen is faded and crumbling, it's an obvious repair that needs to happen. Likewise, if the tiles need a bit of cleaning or even replacing, this is a job that can be done quickly without having to spend a great deal of time or money. If you don't have the time or the physical ability to handle this job by yourself, you may be able to hire a cleaning service to do it for you.

 

Many times, the kitchen is the one place that doesn't quite match with the décor featured in the rest of the house. A quick paint job ought to reconcile this lack of coordination. And if the sinks or faucets in this area aren't in the best shape, you can quickly switch them out for new ones. Once again, these are repairs that are minor at best but will make a good impression on a potential buyer.

 

What Other Areas of Your Home May Need Renovation?

 

Of course, your course of renovations won't end here. There are other areas of your home that need to be whipped into selling shape. Once you have finished with your kitchen, it's a good idea to move on into the bathroom. Here you will find other areas, such as faucets, sinks, and tiles, that may well need a bit of renovation.

 

The key here, as with everywhere in your home, is to remember that you don't need to spend more than you think you can recoup from the sale of the property. Keeping this in mind will help you spend sensibly rather than in extravagant fashion.

 

Once Your Home is Ready, How Soon Can You Put it on the Market?

 

If you have completed a full course of home renovations, your thoughts will naturally turn to putting it up for sale on the market. Now the question becomes one of just how soon you can sell it. If you list it with a professional real estate service in your area, your time on the market will be considerably shorter than if you try to handle the sale by yourself using the "For Sale By Owner" approach.

 

It's an excellent idea to start your course of repairs about three to six months before you plan to put your home up for sale. This way, you can count on all of these renovations being complete before you open up your doors to potential buyers. With everything in perfect shape, you can now count on being able to wow visitors and demand a price that will be an excellent return on your initial investment.


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What To Look For When Buying A Home For Your Family
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 04:30:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  My services, etc.
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 There are many things to consider when moving your family into a new home. You want to be sure it is comfortable and spacious, but you also want to make sure it appeals to several lifestyles. The following guide gives you an idea of what to look for when buying a home for your family.What To Look For When Buying A Home For Your Family

 

Neighbourhood

It is important to check out the neighbourhood before settling on a home for your family. You want to make sure it is safe enough for everyone, but you also want to get an idea of your potential neighbours. Do they prefer a quiet community, or do they enjoy playing loud music in the evening? You also want to look into the school district for your children, and do not forget to check out the shopping, dining and business districts around the area.

 

Layout

The layout of your home is another thing to consider when moving with your family. If you have small children, you may prefer an open layout to keep an eye on them. A traditional layout may be a better choice for an older family who needs privacy. You should also keep your bedrooms and bathrooms in mind. Do you want the master bedroom close to the nursery? Are you looking for a home with at least two bathrooms? The layout should be comfortable enough for the whole family.

 

Number of Floors

You also need to keep the number of floors and staircases in mind when buying a new home. If you are moving with small children or an elderly relative, you may prefer a one-floor home without any stairs. Are you moving with older, active children? You may feel more comfortable living in a two-story home with a finished basement.

 

Amenities

The amenities are very important when choosing a home that fits several lifestyles. A parent who loves to cook may enjoy a professional kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a finished basement can be used as a play area for children. You may need ample storage for your outdoor gear and seasonal decor. If your family enjoys entertaining, consider a home with a breakfast nook and kitchen island, separate dining room or enclosed patio.

 

Outdoors

There are several things to consider when checking out the exterior of your potential home. Start by making sure the front yard and backyard are both easy to maintain, especially if you have a busy schedule. You may want a yard with enough space for an in-ground pool, outdoor kitchen or garden oasis. Are you planning to put together a playground for your children? You need a backyard that is level and strong enough for the equipment.

 

Parking Options

Do not forget to check out the parking options, especially if you are carrying an infant or helping an elderly relative. You want to make sure there is a safe, secure spot in front of your home. It is even better to find a home with a garage, carport or designated parking. This way, you know you always have a spot close to your front door.

 

Opportunity For Additions

Your family may still be growing and changing, so you want to make sure you have the opportunity to change your home as needed. You may want to upgrade the bathroom, build a greenhouse in the yard or extend your home with another room. It is important to check into local regulations to ensure you can make the changes before you settle on a home.

 

If you are not sure what else to look for when buying a home for your family, be sure to talk to your REALTOR® about your options.


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The Time to Consider Your Home Selling Options is Now
Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 02:20:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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There are plenty of ways to sell your home. Are you sure that trying to do it all by yourself is really the best move? If you are concerned about saving as much money during the selling process as possible, you may indeed be of the opinion that "For Sale By Owner" is the best option. But is this really the case?

The first thing you need to do is consider the area that you live in. Are there lots of properties for sale near your home? Does this abundance of sale properties mean that people are constantly cycling in and out of your neighborhood? If so, you may be tempted to use the FSBO option. But suppose your home is the only one you know of that is currently on sale in your neighborhood? How will you be able to attract attention to it?The Time to Consider Your Home Selling Options is Now

 

Do You Have the Skills to Sell Your Home All By Yourself?

When it comes to getting the exposure you need in order to sell your home, it can be a daunting task to try to arrange for it all by yourself. You can use Craigslist or your local Thrifty Nickel to get the word out about your property. And, of course, you can hang a "For Sale By Owner" sign on your property. But how effective will these measures really be?

These are all legitimate problems that you are bound to run into when you are trying to get your home sold using the "Do it Yourself" method. Some people are fine with this challenge. They have the skills that are necessary to overcome the hurdles that present themselves in this situation. Others, however, may quickly find that all of their skill and effort just isn't enough to get them over the finish line.

 

When is it Better to Hire a Real Estate Agency to Sell Your Home?

There does come a time in many peoples' lives when all of their sales savvy runs out. This will be true particularly in the case of attempting to sell a home by yourself. The main reason that this initiative so often fails is because you simply can't manage to generate enough exposure. In other words, you just don't know the secret to getting your home seen by as many potential buyers as possible.

Depending on your specific situation, you may well find yourself pressed for time and cash. It may be getting harder and harder to maintain your home. You may recently have lost a spouse or gotten divorced. In this case, the home may simply be too big for you. There may be any number of other reasons that speak in favor of selling your home at the most opportune moment - in other words, now.

If this is the case, your best bet will be to find someone who does know how to get your home sold in a quick, timely, and profitable fashion. This will be a reputable and professional representative from your local real estate company. The sooner you come to a mutually profitable and satisfying arrangement with this expert, the sooner you can look forward to being able to sell your home.

 

A real estate professional is the person who can get your home into the national online listings. This means that tens of thousands, rather than dozens, of people will see your home. This is exactly the kind of national exposure you need to get if you want to sell your property for the profit that you feel you deserve.


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Staging Your Home is the Key to a Quick and Profitable Sale
Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2018, 02:20:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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If you are ready to sell your home, chances are good you can't get it done fast enough. You've probably been in the mood to do this a long time. Now is your chance to sell your property, collect the cash, and move into a new location that more closely suits your vision of an ideal home.

But first, you've got to make sure that the home you are selling will fetch the price that you think is fair - and more than fair. This means that you need to get it to a level that is as attractive as possible to a potential buyer. This is exactly why most industry experts recommend that you have your home professionally staged by a real estate expert.Staging Your Home is the Key to a Quick and Profitable Sale

 

Staging Your Home is a Quick, Simple, and Very Effective Operation

The first thing you should do is list your home with a reputable and professional real estate service. After you have done so, the very first thing that they will be likely to recommend is to have your home professionally staged. This basically means that, after you have moved all of your own furnishings and keepsakes out of the house, you can have it replaced with "dummy" furniture that is provided by the agency itself.

 

Why is it Necessary to Have Your Home Professionally Staged?

The purpose of filling the home back up with this stand-in furniture is to keep your property from being presented as a bare, empty shell to a potential buyer. Think back to the days when you accompanied your parents to a property that they were thinking of buying. It was probably just the home itself and nothing else. This meant that you had to use your imagination to picture just what it would look like once you moved in and filled it with your own stuff.

Of course, not everyone got the memo at the same time. Some homes were harder than others to "people" in this imaginary fashion, with the result that your parents probably moved on to a new property in another area. This is why it is so important to have your home professionally staged.

In the 21st century, people simply have less time to engage in such imaginative reveries. They would rather have a quick and reliable impression of what a fully furnished home looks like. This way, they can quickly come to a decision as to whether or not they want to buy it. Staging your home saves a lot of effort and leads to a much faster sale.

 

The Time for You to Begin Staging Your Home is Now

If you are ready to sell your home in a quick and profitable fashion, the time to begin staging your home is now. You can move all of your furnishings to your new location or simply put it in storage for a time. Meanwhile, you can hire a real estate agency to get your home staged with their own furniture. This will be the prelude to opening up your home to be viewed by a series of potential buyers.

The benefits of having your home professional staged by a real estate expert should be obvious. The more attractive and "homely" your property is, the quicker it will sell. And you will be much more likely to get the price you are looking for without a series of tedious negotiations. For all of these reasons and more, it's an excellent idea for you to contact a real estate service today to stage your home.


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Should You Stage Your Own Home or Hire a Staging Service?
Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 02:10:00 PM  in Home selling tips,  My services, etc.
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When it comes time to sell your home, you're going to have to do some critical thinking. The biggest priority on your list will be to sell your home quickly for a price that will satisfy you. This means that you will need to show off your home in the best possible light so as to quickly attract a committed buyer. One of the best modern ways to quickly sell your home is to have it staged. This is a process that involves showing your customers a fully furnished home in place of a bare property.

 

Home Staging is a Theory Whose Time Has ComeShould You Stage Your Own Home or Hire a Staging Service

In the old days, it was believed that emptying out the home of furnishings before showing it was the best method. This was because real estate agents tended to feel that a potential buyer wanted to see the property itself and then people it with their own imagination. However, this theory has been replaced by a belief that a prospective buyer will prefer to see a warm, fully furnished, "lived in" property so that they can know what it looks like when a family actually lives there.

 

Is it Better to Do the Staging Yourself or Let a Real Estate Agent Do it?

One of the biggest questions that will now confront you concerns whether you should see to the staging yourself or have it done by a real estate professional. There are several pros and cons to the do it yourself approach. If you want to risk leaving your furnishings in the home and are comfortable with doing so, you can probably dispense with a professional staging service. However, if these furnishings are needed at your new property or are too valuable to risk getting damaged, you may prefer to hire a professional home staging service to do the job on your behalf.

 

If You Want to Quickly Sell Your Home, it Needs to Be Staged

Home staging has become an accepted part of the selling process. This means that if you want to sell your home in a timely and profitable fashion, you will need to have it staged. It may be more cost effective to do it yourself. However, you may run into trouble if you don't have furnishings that will compliment your home. Your own property may have been accumulated over the years from hand me downs and furnishings bought for the needs of previous locations. As a result, it may have been good enough for you but not necessarily good enough to show in your home to a potential buyer.

 

In the End, it Makes Sense to Go With a Professional Staging Service

If the furnishings in your home don't exactly gibe with the basic décor or style of your home, you can have them replaced. A professional home staging service will supply furnishings of their own that will help to show off your home in an attractive fashion. This is a change that will help a prospective buyer picture the home as theirs and help them to reach a positive decision more quickly.

 

Most home staging experts work in conjunction with a real estate service. This is why it's ultimately better to let a pro handle the job rather than attempting it yourself. The time for you to contact an expert home staging service to learn more about what they can do on your behalf is now. Get in contact with your local real estate agent today to get the ball rolling on this crucial and highly profitable process.


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Rules for Working with a REALTOR®
Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 02:05:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips, etc.
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The majority of home buyers do not have a clue about decorum rules with REALTORs®, nor do they understand why some will yell at them when they call them at random with queries. In their perspective, these buyers have not done anything bad. They are only trying to get information about a home for sale. Here is some easy protocol to use when looking for a home that meets your requirements and ensures you have a good working relationship with the REALTOR®.Rules for Working with a REALTOR

 

Know that REALTORs® are paid on a commission basis

Most REALTORs® prefers working on commission, and this means that they receive payment once they make a successful deal. In other words, if the REALTOR® does not close a deal, he or she will not receive payment. For this reason, the agents will be encouraged and do a perfect job for their clients. Since REALTORs® are not community servants to offer services for free, never should you ask them to work for you if plan to cut the listing agent out of the deal.

 

Keep Appointments and Be on Time

Be polite, exercise a high level of courtesy and do not expect the REALTOR® to stop what he or she is doing to go and show you a house. Probably, you are not the REALTOR®’s only prospect or customer. Never should you book an appointment with a realtor and then ignore showing up. If you think you will be late, call your REALTOR® and let them know what time they should expect you.

 

Pick a REALTOR®

Decide whether want to buy a home without the help of a REALTOR®, deal directly with a REALTOR® or if you intend to hire your own representative. If you opt to use your own representative, make sure you interview the professionals to get the one with whom you believe will meet your requirements. When interviewing the REALTORs®, let everyone know you are in the interview phase. Avoid interviewing two different REALTORs® from the same real estate firm.

 

Never contact a listing representative if you are working with a buying representative

A listing representative is a professional who specializes in working for a seller and not the buyer. If you decide to work with a listing representative, they will work under dual agency and conflict of interest might arise. Once the listing representative shows you the house, he or she will want to be your representative in the deal. Ethics preclude any listing agent from giving partisan treatment. If you request a listing agent to discount the price of the home as a favor, most of the professional won’t agree since it comprises integrity. A reputable listing representative will not agree to do the job of a REALTOR®. Let your REALTOR® do his or her job.

 

Practice Open House Etiquette

Inquire from your REALTOR® if it is proper to go to the open houses alone. In some regions, it is glowered upon to attend open houses without escort. Hand your realtor’s business card to the representative hosting the event. In most cases, the open house will be hosted by buyer’s represntative looking for the buyers who don’t have representatives. Letting everyone know that you are represented will protect you.

 

Refrain from asking the host questions about the seller since the REALTOR® will do that for you. This is because your agent is experienced and will use a different approach that will work.

 

Having a good working relationship with your REALTOR® is essential. This will ensure you get the best services and best result for your search for your dream home.

 


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