Generally, the first one you consult about buying real estate is a real estate agent or broker. Real estate agents provide very valuable advice and information on many aspects of you buying your home.
When you hire a Realtor, you get many great benefits: assistance in figuring out a price for your home by looking up comparable homes one the market, sold, and expired so you can see what you need to. It is a partnership, but you are still in control. ; Advertising via Internet, newspaper, real estate magazines, emails to top Realtors, mail-outs to neighbors and friends, MLS, etc...; Broker open- this is where other Realtors from several different companies view your home; company caravan- Realtors from within their own office viewing your home; Open houses-walking your neighborhood and surrounding ones advertising the open house and putting into paper and emailing it to top Realtors; Assisting you through all the legal paperwork and disclosures,( and boy are there allot of them); helping to to negotiate the best deal for you and helping that deal to go as smoothly as possible; making sure all inspections necessary are done; putting on lock boxes and signs in the yard; making sure your transaction is recorded properly, etc... As you can see, a Realtor is or great benefit to you, making sure you stay out of trouble by making sure everything is done according to the law.
A Realtor is held to a strict code of ethics to make sure you are protected. They must make sure clients interests are their utmost concern. They owe their client a fiduciary relationship, while they must deal fairly with anyone else.
If you have any questions regarding what I, as your Realtor, can do for you or help you to achieve your goal. I am here to help you with your real estate needs. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me @ 661-400-9485