InspeXperts - STL
Friday, February 15 2019
A: YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT!
I get it. Buying a home involves a mountain of paperwork, a myriad of twists and turns, and a million different details. And when it's all done, you have a beautiful new home, a solid investment in your future and.....that GIANT STACK OF PAPERWORK!!!! So what is a buyer to do to make sure every "i" gets dotted and every "t" gets crossed......
Invest in a qualified Real Estate Agent!
The number one thing you can do is choose your captain wisely. Because a home purchase is a ship disguised as a transaction and it requires a great captain. And no arguments about the commission payment either, because believe me, THEY EARN IT! A great Agent brings the proper tools for navigating the ups and downs of the transaction....from start to finish!
One of the biggest things we dread as Inspectors is the call that includes phrases like "I don't have an Agent" or "I'm buying it from a friend with no Agents involved".... it's like performing surgery without a doctor! Really! Now, I don't pretend to be a Real Estate transaction expert (that's what I had MY Agent for!) But we are only one step in the process.... and I can tell you, from personal experience, there are 7 different types of services we offer, in 102 different zip codes, with 3 different Inspectors, including 67 Municipalities, countless loan program requirements, unlimited title offices, and 5 different types of payments to choose from! And that is just the Home Inspection portion! (Breathe, calm down, close your eyes if you have to and process all that...) You need a GREAT Captain of that ship!
If I sound like I am lobbying for our Agents.. I AM! Why??? Because they make my job easier! Every single day! Let's use yesterday as an example:
And that is just one day in the life! Are you seeing a theme here? You should be. Agents know what they are doing. It's their paid profession. There are so many things we are grateful for on a daily basis around here that come directly from Agents. I'd be here all day if I had to make a list. But let me expound on just a few:
Find an Agent who has the skills and knowledge necessary to guide you. Ask around, see who other people like, meet a few, and then decide what is best for you. Nothing about this process is a "one size fits all" - and ultimately, you need the Captain that best suits your ship.
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