So you’ve decided to buy a house. What next? At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties we have helped many people just like you find the home of their dreams. As you consider your options for a buyer’s agent, think about the following three qualities. Then reach out to us at 310-373-0021 for help with all aspects of the buying process, including securing financing.
Do They Have Personal Experience?
Every person who has earned a real estate license must take certain classes and pass certain tests. It is the additional training and education you should consider. For example, a good buyer’s agent will keep up to date on market trends, changes to the way properties are taxed, and other topics related to real estate. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties we use continuing education to ensure that our staff is up to date on the latest in the industry.
You likely know that you want a person with professional experience but do you know what that should look like? First, you may want to avoid a person who has just passed the real estate exam and has not yet represented anyone. As motivated and excited as they may be, there is only so much that can be learned in books or a classroom. Much is learned in the field, which is why experience is so important.
Second, we recommend choosing a buyer’s agent who has a wide range of experience. Do they only represent buyers or do they also represent sellers? If they represent both, they will better understand the other side when it’s time to negotiate. Do they have experience in your particular area? Do they have experience in both seller’s and buyer’s markets? Do not be afraid to ask about a potential buyer’s agents experience before making a final decision.
Ideally, you would find a buyer’s agent who can help with both professional and personal issues. For example, if they have experience buying their own home then they can help you avoid common pitfalls that occur after you sign on the dotted line. If you are likely to get a home that needs renovation, it can be helpful to have a buyer’s agent who has renovated a home.
Call Us Now to Get the Process Started
Buying a home is an exciting time but it is also stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. The good news is that with the right buyer’s agent, it does not need to be any of those things. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties we have the requisite experience to get you through this process. Call us at 310-373-0021 and we can start searching for your dream home right away.