Is this your first time to buy a property? Then you have probably heard stories from friends and relatives that it is a very challenging time. You need not be scared off by what you hear from others. There are many factors that affect one’s buying process, and among those is how you deal with agents and the home sellers themselves.
Often, real estate agents will do everything they can to accommodate every request of their clients. They will thoroughly comb through listings to find that property that matches their clients’ needs and wants. Agents will present solutions to overcome hurdles that may come during the home buying process. Similarly, sellers will have the same attitude. More often than not, they will be willing to inconvenience themselves just to welcome prospective buyers into their properties.
Be that as it may, there are a few things that you should remember to do as a buyer to make this buying process a really positive experience.
- Either with your agent or your buyer, schedule meetings or viewings only at times that are really convenient for you. This will avoid tardiness or no-show on your part and ensure that you will be punctual to your appointments.
- While your agent will probably tell you that you can call him or her if you need to discuss anything, please resist your impulse to call your agent at inconvenient times ( too late at night or too early in the morning). If you feel like you might forget what you need to say, perhaps you can send an email during non-office hours.
- There is no need for you to call the owner of the house directly. Let your agent do it for you as he or she will know better how to communicate with a seller.
- Observe courtesy. There are some home owners who might have some house rules that might include taking off your shoes before entering the house. Ask the owner about it.
- Never go to a open houses or viewings on your own. Visit listed homes with your agent. There are certain things that only an agent could understand or do for you.
6. Like how you would ask if you need to remove your shoes, ask permission from the owner if it is okay to take photos before taking out your camera. Your agent can find it out for you beforehand.
- Learn to make mental notes. Most of the time, speaking your mind during a viewing will not do you any good. You can talk about your concerns with your agent only after you have left.
These are just seven ways that can surely help make your buying process a breezy and pleasurable journey! Happy house-buying!