Step 1: Find a Realtor
Home shoppers usually begin their home search on the internet looking through properties on sites like Zillow, Realtor.com and Trulia or through brokerages such as Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams or Re/Max. This can be time consuming and not always current information. Homes can be active one day and gone the next and not all of those websites reflect the day to day market changes in real time. That’s why it is imperative that buyers utilize the local area MLS to search for active properties and also use the services of a licensed Realtor to assist them. When you choose to work with a Realtor they are able to set you up on a custom MLS search geared to your specific preferences that will automatically generate properties that are sent to you as soon as they come on the market. This can make all the difference in low inventory market, giving you the opportunity to be one of the first to see any property that meets your needs.
So, what is the best way to find and choose a Realtor to work with. Our hope is that you contact our team Sarah 918-978-7653 or Dana 918-906-6600 or www.OwassoHomesandLifestyle.com so that we can get together and see if we would be a good fit. Not all Realtors are right for all people, we understand that and we want you to find someone you are comfortable with. It can be a long process and we will be spending a considerable amount of time together so we want it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everyone involved. You will want to make sure whoever you choose has the market knowledge and experience and is readily available when you need them. Response time is a huge deal in the real estate business, so whoever you work with should reply back to you within 24 hours. Anything past that could be the difference in seeing that one house that could be “the one”. Real Estate is a fast paced business and your agent should be ready and able to assist you.
Once you’ve narrowed your list make and appointment and meet them at their office. Have them show you around, is the office clean and a professional environment? Is the receptionist friendly? Were they on time for the appointment? All important things to consider.
Now that you’ve made your decision and have chosen a Realtor be prepared to sign a Buyer Brokerage Agreement that basically says that you will work with that Realtor exclusively. It also gives you the piece of mind that going forward all of your information will be kept private and confidential and they will do everything to the best of their ability to help you achieve your goal of home ownership.