Buying a Home?
4 Signs It’s Time to Call An Agent

While house hunting TV shows tour the neighborhood, close the deal and throw a housewarming party in 30 minutes, real life is not as streamlined. If you’re in the process of buying a home, here are signs it’s time to call a realtor.

1. You’ve exhausted your internet search.

While you can view tons of listings online, not all of the information is accurate or up-to-date. You’ll see outdated comps, conflicting forecasts and different ratings. With access to the MLS and insight on properties about to hit the market, a Realtor will make sure you’re considering all of the homes in your market that fit your criteria.

2. You’re juggling a hectic schedule

You don’t need to spend time sorting through listings and contacting sellers. An agent will do the browsing so you only visit the homes that best fit your needs and price range.

3. The biggest thing you’ve negotiated lately was your kids’ bedtime (and you lost)

As professional negotiators with years of experience, Realtors know how to create, present and negotiate the best offer. Remember, you’ll be going up against another professional negotiator: the seller’s agent.

4. You don’t know if a neighborhood is on the way up or down

An agent who knows the neighborhood can give you the scoop about local developments and changes that don’t always pop up in a Google search. He or she will also put them in context of larger market forces that could impact the future value of a home.

If you’re looking for an experienced professional to guide you through the home buying process, look no further than RE/MAX NEXT.

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I am so glad we connected with Mike. We initially found him through all his positive reviews on Zillow and he lived up to those reviews and then some. Mike was patient throughout the process and so organized and professional. He devoted huge blocks of time to showing us places, often over six in an afternoon- he was awesome at coordinating with other agents and getting us into see houses. Seeing places with Mike was actually fun- we could look forward to it instead of feeling stressed or pressured. He had a good sense of humor and didn’t get rattled when things didn’t go well (we had bad luck with inspections). Even when we were into a time crunch and feeling like our backs were against the wall, he helped us see the bigger picture and put things in perspective, which was very helpful as first time homebuyers. I would strongly recommend him to help you find your next home.
— Zillow
My wife and I were first time home buyers. Tyrone was wonderfully patient in explaining everything to us. He is very knowledgeable of the whole process and helped us especially in our search for a home. He did not try to convince us into buying any place but provided an unbiased opinion about things to consider at each location we looked. For instance, one of the buildings we were looking at was constructed of a type of block that would need to be sealed every five years. Tyrone noticed this and mentioned it to us so we could take that into consideration for the future. Just one of many examples why he is an excellent person to have on your side. He also has a fantastic network of lenders and real estate lawyers which we used who made the process incredibly easy for us. They are all a well oiled machine. Would definitely recommend.
— Zillow