You wouldn’t buyÂ a home without carefully researching the neighborhood, school district, or property values. A home is a major financial investment!
One of the biggest mistakes home buyers make is neglecting to do the same amount of research when choosing their buyer’s agent. WouldÂ you entrustÂ your largest investment to a real estate agent with little experience?
You can avoid making this common home buying mistake by asking these important questions.
1. What Can You Tell Me About My FavoriteÂ Neighborhood?
Your buyer’s agent should be the local expert. He or she can tell you how the neighborhood has changed over the years, where you can run errands near your home, andÂ whether the local schools are excellent.
WeÂ have a wealth of knowledge about New Albany’s communitiesÂ and the public school district. We evenÂ haveÂ a local directoryÂ of health clubs, childcare,Â parks, and fun things to do near yourÂ desired neighborhood.
2. Tell Me About Your Expertise with the Type of Home I Want.
There are important differences between buying an estate home and buying a patio home. Your buyer’s agent should not only be familiar with the type of home you want, but can also show you similar homes that fit your price and size range.
3. What is Your Negotiation Experience?
Negotiations can be tricky. In such a stressful situation, having an experienced buyer’s agent on your side can bring you peace of mind and an agreeable compromise. The agents at Thomas & CompanyÂ haveÂ unparalleledÂ experience and success negotiating contracts.
4. How Have You Helped People in My Situation?
Whether you are relocating to New AlbanyÂ or buying a larger home in your neighborhood, the right buyer’s agent has helped peopleÂ like you through the transition. It’s also important to find a buyer’s agent who listens to your unique needs.
5. What is Your Current Relationship with Past Clients?
Reviews from past clientsÂ are helpful when choosing the right buyer’s agent. But the best buyer’s agent keeps in contact with past clients long after closing and move-in day. Ask the Realtor aboutÂ how he or she keeps in contact with former home buyers.
Â Choose Thomas & CompanyÂ for the Best Home Buying Experience
We areÂ THE New Albany Experts. Our dedicated and experienced buyer’s agents will not only help you find the best home in New Albany, but also enjoy peace of mind about the entire process.
We are more than happy to answer these questions for you. Call us atÂ 614.939.1234 and let’s talk.