Agent with extensive knowledge in the real estate law (State
Finding a nice, desirable home for a client
is NOT the only job of a real estate agent. An agent's job
includes, writing a sales contract, negotiating conditions
in the contract with the other party, legal preparation
for the closing in conjunction with the closing attorney,
and the list goes on.
It is also a very important job of a real estate agent to
answer all the questions a client may have regarding every
details of the sales contract.
You can face serious problems later on (even after the closing),
if you hire an agent with little knowledge in law who fails
to follow the lawfully correct steps before & after
the closing of a house.
Ask your agent some legal questions in the early stages
of home search and see if he has necessary knowledge in
the real estate law.
Agent with proficient knowlege in the mortgage loan process
There are so many different mortgage programs
in today's mortgage market, and the interest rate, as we
all know, changes every day. It is extremely important for
the home buyer to wisely choose a right mortgage program
depending upon his/her asset, income, and liability.
A home buyer needs to be able to consult his/her real estate
agent about the process of obtaining a mortgage loan. Hiring
an agent that knows about the mortgage industry can greatly
benefit a home buyer.
An agent with knowledge in financing can often be a deal
saver with his/her ability to arrange an appropreate loan
program to satisfy difficult conditions. A financing-savy
agent will be a great asset to a home buyer.
Agent who has ample experience with real estate sales
By hiring an experienced agent who has
gone through numerous closings, a buyer and a seller can
avoid possible troubles that are likely to happen at the
closing table, and have a smooth closing without the agonising,
last minute distress.
Also, seasoned agents tend to know the other agents in the
area and have good working relationships with them. This
tends to transform into good transactions.
Agent who has a hand at marketing
When selling your home, it is imperative
that your agent is bright in marketing, with channels and
connections to market your house to a broad spectrum of
You need to ask your agent what exactly his/her marketing
plan is for your home. Also, a good agent knows how to price
a home approprieately. An agent needs to have the knowledge
and means to calcurate the right price for your home to
expedite the sale and also to bring the top dollars for
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