A real estate agent can help guide you through each step of the buying and selling process, offering sound advice along the way. The greatest thing about working with Rebeca and her team is not only will you have her deep-rooted experience and knowledge working in your favor during the screening process and negotiations, you will also see your potential neighborhood through the eyes of someone that knows and loves the Bay Area intimately.
By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, as well as the Bay Area that well, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but walk away with a great experience.
How do you know if it's the right time for you to buy your first home?
When you're looking for a real estate professional to help you, know that above all else, good agents put their clients first. This is your dream, and your agent is your advocate to help you make your dream come true.
A great real estate agent will:
Ultimately, your lender will pre-approve you for a certain amount, but YOU will decide what you're comfortable paying every month. Remember, your lender only sees your finances on paper. It's up to you to decide how much you're willing to stretch your budget in order to get into your dream home.
Be sure to follow these six steps to financing your home:
So, you are pre-approved and ready to begin your search. But how or where do you begin? There are a lot of homes out there and diving in without a guide can become overwhelming and confusing. A great agent will help you more accurately pinpoint homes that fit your criteria. The right home will meet all your important needs, and as many of your additional wants as possible.
Some questions you might ask yourself include:
You'll learn as you look at homes, your priorities will probably adjust along the way.
Once you've found a home you love, the next step is making a compelling offer. While emotions are probably in high gear once you've found a home you love, it's important to remember that a home is an investment. Your agent will research similar properties in the neighborhood to help you determine the market value, and fair price, for your home. Look to your agent to explain and guide you through the offer process.
Just because you love a particular property doesn't mean that it's perfect. In fact, this is where reason has to trump emotion. You'll need to have a property inspection (which we highly recommend you attend) that will expose hidden issues. This way you'll know what you are getting into before you sign closing papers.
Once you've made your offer and have completed the inspection process, you're in the "home" stretch! But, in order to ensure that you don't put your closing date or your mortgage at risk, you have a few pre-closing responsibilities that you'll need to be mindful of.
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