Why use a Buyer's Agent when purchasing a home?

Q. What is a 'Buyer's Agent'?

A Buyer's Agent is a real estate professional who represents
the Buyer in a real estate transaction. The Buyer's Agent as well 
as the Seller's Agent are each paid a commission by the Seller. 
The amount of the commission is a pre-determined percentage 
of the selling price.

Q. Can you help me if I want to purchase a For Sale By Owner?

Yes! We are actively prospecting all the For Sale By Owners in the 
local market. So if you should happen to stubble across a For Sale By 
Owner and would like to be represented. All you have to do is get us the 
address and contact info from the flyer or the sign and get the information                                                                      to us and we will contact the seller to set up a showing.

Q. Can you help me if I want to purchase a Hearthstone, Celebrity, Charleston Home or Any New Construction Home?

Yes! We have great relationship's with all the local builders. If you are 
in the market and are interested in purchasing one of these great homes 
we suggest that you give us a call before you go to the builders model 
home or if you want to go with out us just let them know that you are 
working with the MRG Team!

Q. What types of services I recieve from the MRG Team?

Absolutely not! When we work with you to buy real estate, we offer 
a complete range of home buying services, from house-hunting all the 
way through closing:

  • Mortgage Pre-Qualification and Financing
  • Home Search, including arranging property visits
  • Comparative Market Analysis
  • Coordination of Appraisals and Property Inspections
  • Price Negotiation
  • Preparation of all documents for Closing

 

 

10 FREE BUYER TIPS

 

1. HAVE A PLAN

It’s helpful to start the real estate process with an eye to the future. If you’re moving within the next five years, you might want to purchase a home requiring a minimal investment for repairs and upkeep. If you’re setting down longer roots, then feel free to look at properties with an eye towards renovation and other improvements.

2. RESEARCH IS KEY

Make sure you use effective online property search tools to keep you informed of the current market. You will want to research other homes in the area in your price range. Consult with your Realtor and have them run a comparative market analysis to make sure that the house supports the asking price. A good agent can help educate you in this aspect of the home buying process.

3. THE ADVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL

No one knows your local market better than a professional real estate advisor. Having an agent that you feel comfortable with and is looking out for your best interest is one of the smartest moves you can make when you are buying a home.

4. UNDERSTAND YOUR CREDIT RATING

In today’s market is important to understand your credit rating so you can qualify for as much home as possible. Talk to your real estate adviser for a referral to a mortgage broker to get prequalified and know the exact amount of loan you will qualify for.

5. DON’T FORGET THE LITTLE THINGS

Give as much information about your wishes and requirements as you can to your Realtor, such as local amenities, transportation, schools, shopping, etc. This way your Realtor can find your perfect home that matches all of your criteria.

6. GET THE HOUSE INSPECTED

This is one of the most overlooked aspects of buying a new home. When making an offer on a home, it is a good idea to make your offer contingent on the home inspection conducted by independent authorized inspector. You ought to pay for this inspection yourself to keep you from buying a house that will cost you far more in repairs down the road. If you’re satisfied with the results of the inspection, then your offer can proceed. If you aren’t, you may want to negotiate, asking the seller pay for repairs or asking for a lower price.

7. TAKE PHOTOS

In today’s world, everybody has a digital camera with them most of the time. Make sure you use it to take lots of photos of the home you are interested in, especially specific areas of the home such as the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. This way you can go back and view the photos to refresh your memory.

8. HAVE PROPERTIES EMAILED DIRECTLY TO YOU

It is so simple nowadays to have properties that match your criteria automatically e-mailed to you as soon as a property hits the market with the exact criteria you’re looking for in a new property. Consult with your local Realtor in getting signed up for your very own eProperty Notice and sit back and look for properties delivered right to your inbox.

9. THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOLS

Buy in a district with good schools, whether you have children or not. This will add to the resale value of your home and make your home easier to sell down the road.

10. HAVE FUN

Whether you are a first time homebuyer or looking for your dream home, shopping for a home should be an enjoyable experience. Rely on your real estate professional’s expertise to take away some of the stress and just have fun.

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