According to the National Association of Realtors survey of home buyers that purchased a home within the last year, 88% worked with a realtor to purchase their home. Home buyers reported that the two most important things that the realtor helped them do were find the right home, and negotiate sales price and terms.
Why is working with an exclusive buyers agent so important to finding the right home?
Exclusive buyers agents help you determine your budget.
Whether you have been pre-approved, pre-qualified, or don’t know what either of those phrases mean, an exclusive buyers agent can help you with your home buying budget. Home buyers can be pre-approved for a loan that is larger than they would like to spend on a monthly basis, so it is still important to carefully review your budget. An exclusive buyer’s agent can help you take into account things like home maintenance, improvements you would like to make, and non housing related expenses. Determining a comfortable budget is critical to finding the right home.
Exclusive buyers agents help you find the right neighborhood.
Exclusive buyers agents have the local knowledge required to match a home buyer to the perfect neighborhood. Each neighborhood has its own personality- a unique history, group of residents, and of course, home styles. Even if you are not moving to Colorado from out of state, working with someone that knows the ins and outs of your desired city will ensure you find the right neighborhood for you.
Exclusive buyers agents help you develop housing criteria that is realistic for your budget.
How much house can your budget buy? For all of us, it is easy to slip into fantasy world when answering this question. An exclusive buyers agent can help you get the most house for your money, and when needed, can act as your “reality check.”
Exclusive buyers agents search available listings based on your criteria, and send you new listings on the market immediately.
Exclusive buyers agents have access to sophisticated software that allows them to search available listings with many more options than are available for free online. More than that, it is their job to stay on top of new information, and notify you of new listings that meet your requirements.