Home Ownership - Your largest financial investment
Buying a home can be a lengthy and tiring process. Did you know that there are no less than 184 items that a REALTOR® does for their clients during their home buying process? Our purpose is to provide the education and followup needed to help make the process as smooth as possible for everyone involved. To start, here are a few links to help you decide if a REALTOR® is right for you!
- Why hire a REALTOR®?
- What is the difference between a REALTOR® and a real estate agent?
Having a REALTOR® ensures that you have someone on your side. The REALTOR® code of Ethics states that a buyers agent is here to:
- Promote your bests interests
- Be loyal to you
- Follow your lawful instructions
- Provide you with all material facts that could influence your decisions
- Use reasonable skill, care and diligence and
- Account for all monies
So what do we actually do for you? We have access to all available listed properties in Wake County and surrounding areas. The popular home search websites can't even say that! Unfortunately those websites are built to build leads for agents who pay them. While they receive the feed from our system of newly listed homes, they do not always remove the many many homes that have already been sold.
We are able to receive lock box codes, schedule showings and enter the homes with you. Viewing homes is definitely something that you are not able to do without a REALTOR®.
We assist you in making the best decisions on making an offer to purchase based on what the market is demanding.
We negotiate on your behalf and are your advocate throughout the entire process of buying your home.
Your REALTOR® can become your friend and REALTOR® for life! During this process you will be in a relationship for no less than 45 days or more. A good REALTOR® will keep in contact with you forever afterward to make sure you are happy and satisfied with your new home!
Just a legal note: Once you have entered into a buyer agency with your REALTOR® "they may not give any confidential information about you to the sellers or their agents without your permission so long as they represent you."
Before giving any personal information to a REALTOR® ensure that you have been presented with the consumer protection information brochure called Working with Real Estate Agents. This brochure provides specific information on how your agent will represent you and is extremely important to be understood! A copy of the Working with Real Estate Agents brochure is below for your reference.