While making any significant life decision, it’s important to work with people who are experts in their fields. When it comes to buying a home, there are several types of professionals you’ll want to consider working with. In addition to a mortgage broker or lending professional, a real estate agent is a key player in the process of purchasing a home, who can help you find the right home for the right price. Real estate agents know the local market, and they streamline the offer and closing processes. In this week’s blog from Nickel City Funding, we’ll discuss the advantages of using a real estate agent when you’re ready to purchase a home. Our registered, licensed mortgage professionals help homebuyers in North Tonawanda, Hamburg, Amherst, West Seneca, Lancaster, and surrounding New York. We have a network of highly respected real estate agents to recommend. When you want to learn more, we’re happy to answer your questions.
The Responsibilities of a Real Estate Agent
In today’s do-it-yourself age, an increasing number of people choose to take on certain projects themselves, learning through YouTube and other means. While doing some things on your own can be rewarding and offer cost savings, it’s important to know when the help of a professional can help you find the best deal with the least hassle.
Buying a home is a very complex process that can be tough to do alone. Real estate agents are trained professionals who evaluate each client’s needs, find homes that meet their unique criteria, coordinate with lenders or brokers, and ultimately help execute the offer and closing processes. A real estate agent will help funnel your search and, ideally, find a home you love at the right price.
The Advantages of Using a Real Estate Agent
Let’s look a little deeper into the ways a real estate agent’s help can make the homebuying process go smoother.
- Part of a Network: A real estate agent’s full-time job is to find homes for their clients and help finalize their purchase. They have tools and connections to ensure they know when new homes become available, and they can quickly schedule viewings for homes that meet your criteria.
- Seasoned Negotiators: Real estate agents have the experience to help you make a reasonable offer on a home and are skilled in negotiations with the seller or seller’s agent. Real estate agents want your offer to be accepted, and they have less emotional connection to the process than you, which can be a great benefit.
- Handing Complex Paperwork: A real estate agent knows the forms and documents required to close on a home, fast. You agent will also look over the minute details of your contracts to ensure your home loan and your closing paperwork are coordinated and that there are no hidden surprises during closing.
Working for You and Working Together
Some mortgage brokers, including Nickel City Funding, have developed great relationships with certain real estate agents, and decided to collaborate with them to serve the community. We know several experienced agents and are happy to recommend them to interested clients. If you’re interested in learning more about purchasing a home or the advantages of using a real estate agent, contact us. We finance clients in North Tonawanda, Hamburg, Amherst, West Seneca, Lancaster, and New York.