When you think about the perfect home for you and your family, the location is a big factor to take into consideration. Location can affect your mood, privacy, commute, and a lot of other factors. The same is true when trying to find a house for sale. The location of a home for sale can make or break the deal for you. Unfortunately, it’s not usually that easy to find the right location. You have to see so many homes before you find the right one. One thing you need to know though is that the real estate agent will tell you what they want. They will try their hardest to make sure you can buy the home they want, even if it’s not the best match for you.
Here are 5 things your real estate agent won’t tell you.
Real estate agents can be a great help when you want to buy or sell a home, but they’re not always honest. Here are five things your real estate agent might not tell you.
You do not need to renegotiate the commission:
When buying or selling a home, the standard commission paid to the real estate agent is 6 percent of the sale price, and that’s split between the listing agent (the one representing the seller) and the buyer’s agent (who represents you). There is no law that states this is what you must pay; it’s just what the local market offers. You can negotiate a different rate with your agent if you wish.
Real estate agents do not work for you:
If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ll likely be working with a buyer’s agent — someone who will show you homes and advise you on what to offer. But keep in mind that your buyer’s agent is not working for you; they work for their company, which is often also representing sellers whose homes are on the market. The only thing your buyer’s agent owes loyalty to is their paycheck — and they get paid whether or not you make an offer on a house, so there’s little incentive for them to tell you about anything other than
The agent does not show you all houses in the area:
The real estate agent is a professional who has completed a program of studies, but he is not an expert in architecture, construction, and other related sciences. He may be the most suitable person to help you find the home of your dreams, but you are the one who will live there and it is up to you to identify what you really like. The real estate agent must consider your needs, but he is limited by his own knowledge and experience. If he does not have a good understanding of what you want, he will not be able to identify the perfect property for you.
The agent seldom manages the transaction:
When buying or selling a house, there are many documents that require attention and legal knowledge. It is essential that a lawyer or notary check these documents before closing any transaction. You should also seek advice from an accountant who can help you understand how taxes will affect your decision. For example, if you are considering renting a property as an investment, it is important to know how much tax this entails so that this investment is truly profitable.
One way or another, your real estate agent can help you start with these tasks and give you some advice on finding a good professional with whom to work.
The agent does not give you the best quote for repairs:
The real estate is there to make money, and if your house needs work, he or she will send you to one of his partners. Agents usually have a list of contractors who do repair jobs for them. The problem with these companies is that they tend to be more expensive than most other companies in the area. In addition, there are no guarantees that they will do good work. It can be difficult to find an honest contractor in any scenario, but you must remember that the real estate agent has a financial interest in ensuring that your home sells quickly. You may need to find another way to get quotes for repairs so you can choose a company with whom you feel comfortable and who can get the job done at a reasonable price.
This article states several basic truths about selling your house, in quite an eye-opening way. We hope that it helps you in the process of selling your house quickly and efficiently, without getting caught up in the myriad of rumors and myths that seem to always accompany this process. The sale of your home is likely the biggest financial transaction you will experience in your lifetime. Your agent is there to help you along, but don’t blindly trust them. Do all the research necessary to make a sound decision, and get it all in writing. This way you’ll have the money in your bank account, not just on paper.