The first item on the agenda when you’re looking to buy a home is to choose a real estate agent. You want someone with experience who can guide you through each home purchase step. Likely, you’ll spend a lot of time with this person. Read on for tips on choosing the best real estate agent in Northern Colorado.
Take advice from your friends, family, and colleagues who have recently gone through the home-buying process. Your trusted friends will give you honest, unfiltered feedback on their experience working with an agent.
It’s better to narrow down your search to real estate agents whose expertise matches your criteria. If you’re a first-time buyer, look for agents who frequently deal with first-timers and are up-to-date on assistance programs for your specific market. I specialize in helping “first timers” with their real estate goals. That means: first time home buyers, first time sellers (or first time moving up), and first time real estate investors. If you fall into one of those categories, we may be a good fit for each other!
When you choose an agent, you’re beginning a professional relationship. However, the working relationship you establish with your agent also impacts your personal life. After all, what’s more personal than your home? Finding a home can be an exhausting process. Find a real estate agent in Northern Colorado who makes you feel comfortable and who you can trust to help you navigate the trenches.
A Good Listener
You should never feel pressured to commit to anything you aren’t 100% comfortable with. A good agent has the skills to recognize what you need and want in a home. They will ask you pertinent questions and listen to your answers. Questions range from “do you want to walk or bike to work?” to “do you want a large yard or green space nearby?” Your answers will help your agent find the perfect home for you.
A good agent will communicate and guide you step-by-step through the home-buying process. From your initial house search to the final closing, you should be able to reach your agent easily via cell phone, text, or email.
Buying a home is a business transaction. Your friendly agent also needs to have negotiation skills and business savvy. You never want to play dirty, but a good agent knows when to be assertive to get the deal done
Just The Beginning
Your agent shouldn’t view your first home purchase as the end of your relationship. In fact, it’s only the beginning. If you need advice as a new homeowner, are looking for home maintenance tips, or want to sell your home down the road, you’ve come to the right place. I ensure my clients have the best possible experience every step of the way.
Want to get together to see if we’re a good match? Get on my calendar today, and we’ll get the good times rolling.
I'm Lauren Haug! I'm a teacher-turned-real estate agent, and I teach people how to build wealth through real estate in Northern Colorado.
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Loveland, CO 80537
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