If you’re thinking about buying a house in Oakland, and if you’re going to buy one with the help of an agent, make sure you get the service you need. Read this blog post for information about buying a house? Demand these 3 things from your agent in the East Bay…
If you’re planning to buy a house, you might want to think about getting help from an agent. An agent provides many different benefits and services and they should be focused on serving you and help you.
So, buying a house?
Demand these 3 things from your agent in the East Bay. (And if you don’t get them, find another agent who can help you).
#1. Ask for their track record
Find out how good your agent will be in representing you. See if they can provide you with testimonials and success stories, or some other kind of indicator of how well they represent you. Remember, they should be able to find you plenty of houses to look at and then negotiate well on your behalf.
#2. Ask to look at lots of houses, multiple times
An agent wants to get you into a house as soon as they can. Although they want you to be happy, of course, they also want to minimize how long they take to work with you. Demand that they spend all the time you need.
One way to get their help here is to ask to see lots of houses, and, ask to see some houses multiple times. The reason is simple: An agent might want to show you five houses… but what if you find your dream home after looking at the fifteenth house?
Or, what if you look at ten houses and realize that you want to go back and look at the first house again? A good agent will comply with your wishes.
#3. Ask to drive around the neighborhood
Agents can often be focused on houses and they forget all the other reasons you want to buy a house. For example, you might want to know that there are good schools and parks nearby for your children; so, ask your agent to show you a house and then drive around the neighborhood to view what the neighborhood is like. Both pieces of information are essential for you to make an informed decision.
Agents are not all the same. Some will do more for you and some will do less. But if you want an agent to serve you make sure you know ahead of time what you want and ask the agent if they’ll do it. Buying a house? Demand these 3 things from your agent in Oakland… and you’ll love finding the house of your dreams!