Purchasing a property involves making a lot of decisions! You'll have to weigh the pros and cons for everything from the neighborhood and amenities to the inspector(s) and mortgage company, not to mention the house features! Having a professional to help navigate your way to the best decisions for you and your family is critical! The best part...the seller usually pays our fee to represent you!
Take a few minutes and take a peek at the Buyer Advisory, a contract document published by the Arizona Association of REALTORS and required by most brokers and the Arizona Department of Real Estate. This document is designed to protect the consumer by providing information and resources you should consider before making a purchase decision.
In a market where the targets are constantly moving, you must have a trained marksman on your side!
Visualize the house with your furniture and decor: Are the rooms laid out to fit your needs? Is there enough light? Can you see yourself living in this home?
Instead of thinking with your heart when you find a home, think with your head. Does this home really meet your needs? There are many houses on the market, so don’t make a hurried decision that you may regret later.
Take advantage of your due diligence or inspection period. A few extra dollars well spent now may save you big expenses in the long run. Ensure that you inspect and/or investigate anything and everythign that matters to you, including the surrounding areas. Take a few minutes and take a peek at the Buyer Advisory, a contract document published by the Arizona Association of REALTORS and required by most brokers and the Arizona Department of Real Estate. This document is designed to protect the consumer by providing information, resources and
Consider hiring your own real estate agent, one who is working for you, the buyer, not the seller. In most cases, the seller pays your agent to represent you!
focus & organization
In a convenient location, keep handy the items that will assist you in maximizing your home search efforts. Such items may include:
One or more detailed maps with your areas of interest highlighted.
A file of the properties that your agent has shown to you, along with ads you have cut out from the newspaper.
Paper and pen, for taking notes as you search.
Instant or video camera to help refresh your memory on individual properties, especially if you are attending a series of showings.
Location: Look at a potential property as if you are the seller. Would a prospective buyer find it attractive based on school district, crime rate, proximity to positive (shopping, parks, freeway access) and negative (abandoned properties, garbage dump, source of noise) features of the area?