WHY USE A REALTOR WHEN BUYING YOUR NEXT HOME?
When looking to buy a home in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove or anywhere, it may be tempting to try to buy your home without using a real estate professional. But by using a Realtor, you have the advantage of using their expertise, information and knowledge -through what can often be a complicated and confusing procedure.
Here are some of the many reasons working with a professional Realtor will be beneficial to you:
Sharing Area Expertise
Your home is probably the biggest purchase you and your family will ever make, and it involves many decisions that go beyond simply choosing one you like. My expert knowledge of Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove and surrounding communities will be invaluable in finding the right location to meet your family’s needs in terms of schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, housing trends and more.
As a professional Portland Metro area Realtor, I have access to all of the listings throughout the area – even listings not yet on the MLS. Through my professional Oregon real estate affiliations I often hear about homes that will be coming on the market in the near future. With the knowledge of your desired home in mind, I will pass along the information on new listings, possibly even before they hit the market.
Saving You Time
With today’s busy lifestyles, I’m sure your time is very limited, making time a precious commodity. Searching for homes can be a very time consuming process. Working with a professional Realtor, like me, means that you can concentrate on other things while I use every resource available to identify potential properties, ensure you see homes that best suit your needs, suggest simple changes that could make a home a good choice, and efficiently process the sale transaction to a successful closing.
Limiting Confusion and Stress
Buying a home can be financially intimidating; Negotiations with a seller can be stressful; The quantity of paperwork and legal issues involved with buying a home can become overwhelming. As a professional, I am able to help you:
- determine how much home you can afford and show you some financing methods,
- ensure you know everything about the property you are buying via inspections, county records, etc.,
- negotiate to get the best possible terms and conditions in a sale contract,
and above all, I will explain everything to you, every step of the way, so that you will have a complete understanding of the entire process and have confidence when signing documents.
When buying a home, there are a lot of details that can overwhelm you or be forgotten. By using a Realtor, you can be sure that someone is on your side ensuring the necessary paperwork is organized, every detail is accounted for, and all required steps are completed on time.
Using a professional Realtor to help you buy a home makes sense. Contact me to represent your best interests when purchasing your new home!