Finding a Realtor
Buying and selling real estate is a complex matter. In this maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. These professionals are the local Realtors who serve the Austin area.
You can find agents at open houses, through local advertising, Web sites, referrals from other Realtors, recommendations from neighbors, and suggestions from lenders, attorneys, financial planners, and CPAs. The experiences and recommendations of past clients can be invaluable.
Realtors routinely suggest that consumers start the mortgage process well before bidding on a home. Purchase forms often require buyers to apply for financing within a given time period, in many cases, seven to 10 days.
A home is more than just a collection of bedrooms and bathrooms. Several similarly sized properties may well represent radically different designs, commuting distances, lot sizes, tax costs, interior dimensions, and exterior finishes. It’s important to list the features and benefits you want in a home. Consider such things as pricing, location, size, amenities, and design. Decide what features are most important and adjust your search accordingly.
How do you know if a house is THE one? The best approach is to look at as many homes as possible. Narrow down your choices, then collaborate with your Realtor to go over specific information and options.