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Things Your Realtor Expects You To Do To Make Home Buying Easier

by Zachary Thompson

When you get a realtor, they have certain expectations of you that will help make the home buying process much easier. For example, your realtor will want you to do your homework regarding the kind of house you want or what timeline you need in order to buy a house in the first place.

The more you can help your realtor out when it comes to buying property, the more they can assist you with getting into your dream home. Here are things your realtor wants you to do to make buying a house much easier. The sooner you have these things done, the better.

Be approved in advance for a home loan

Don't wait until you find your potential dream home before trying to look into a home loan. The time it takes you to get approved can mean the difference between you being able to get a firm offer put in your home or being passed by and having the house go into pending status without your offer being accepted. Some homeowners won't even accept home offers without a proof of loan pre-approval status, so your realtor really wants you to make sure you are ready to put your money into a home before picking out a property you love.

Be realistic about the market

Odds are, you'll look at several homes before you find the one that is best for you. You're likely to look at properties that look great on the outside but aren't that great on the inside. Or, you'll look at a home and love it, only to find out it has a contingent or pending sale. Your realtor wants you to be realistic about the market so you don't get easily discouraged when not every home works out in your favor.

Be open to suggestions

When you are open to suggestions by your realtor, you're able to make the home-buying experience easier. Write down what you must have in a home and what you're more open about and try to keep an open mind with your realtor when they show you homes outside your normal expectations. Being open to suggestions allows you to see more homes available and can help you get outside your comfort zone — which just might land you the dream home you didn't even know you needed.

Your realtor will be your biggest advocate for getting into a home you love. If you are willing to work with your realtor and carry your weight through the home-buying process, you'll have a great time getting a home you'll love.

For more information, contact a real estate service like Steve Cohn - Keller Williams Realty - Petaluma.