Let us be honest, we have all grown so accustomed to having the internet that we use it for virtually everything. But, if you are considering purchasing a home online the same way you shop for clothes, then beware of house hunting in Raleigh, NC or any other area for that matter.
Realtors Just Open Doors, Right?
Shopping online is great, but purchasing a home involves a lengthy process and a legally binding contract. Please protect yourself by committing to a professional Buyer Agent with lots of experience to help you through it. There is no cost to you for this service so arm yourself with true buying power.
Door Opener or Professional Realtor?
The way you can always tell if you have a true professional is if they offer an initial consultation to educate you on the process, help you assess what your needs are, and the best place to start moving forward.
Each property is different and Realtors know the pitfalls and gains associated with various properties like foreclosures or new construction in an underdeveloped area. They understand the differences between Short Sales and traditional purchasing, as well as when one type of sale is more profitable than the other. After all, this is not just a home it is an investment as well.
If you treat a Realtor as someone who just opens the door to a property you found online, you are missing out on the larger value they bring to the experience.
Know More, Stress Less
Home buyers who have not prepared or been properly educated to the North Carolina buying process have one thing in common after they enter into the contract: they become very stressed and fearful by all the things they did not know.
A professional Realtor will help you navigate inspection snags, mortgage process, negotiate for you, and complete all the added paperwork that may arise. Buying a home is not a simple process and it can quickly become overwhelming if you are unprepared, leading to unnecessary anxiety and emotional distress along the way.
Realtors also have access to off market properties you cannot find on-line. In addition, they know which properties are likely to increase in value over time versus those which will quickly depreciate after the sale. Having this expertise on your side will not only give you a better buying experience, but also a greater satisfaction with your purchase when it is all said and done.
Added with the fact that the Realtor fee comes out of the listing firm’s commission instead of your own pocket makes not hiring a Buying Agent at the beginning a poor decision indeed.
Linda Craft & Team, Realtors
Searching online for an idea of the type of home you are looking to purchase is great, but you are doing yourself a disservice if you end your search there. Professional Realtors like those at Linda Craft & Team, Realtors are invaluable to the home buying experience. We work around the clock, 7 days a week, to provide you with homes that meet your needs and your budget. We have serviced the Great Raleigh area for over 30 years and were voted #1 in the Triangle.
Let us show you what it is like to have a professional home buying experience by scheduling an appointment with us today at 919-235-0007.