Five Realtor Secrets Home Buyers Should Know

Reblogger Karen Steed
Real Estate Agent with Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton Licensed in GA & AL

Michal Bander shares five realtor secrets home buyers should know.  These are things that  some buyers may not think about.  Thanks Michal!

If you need real estate assistance in West Georgia or East Alabama, call Karen Steed at Haralson Realty 770-574-9221 or 678-521-3585 (cell)

Original content by Michal Bander NMLS #370763

When preparing to purchase a home, whether you’re a first time home buyer or looking for an investment home, it pays to do your homework before house hunting. But where do you start? Do as the experts do! Here are some insider tips Real Estate Agents follow to know where to find great homes for their clients.

Study The Local Pricing
Every agent knows to study current house price trends in their areas, and you should too. See what the average home price is in the town you’re looking at, then compare them to the average price in neighboring towns. This will reveal what town is more in demand as well as which properties are priced “fairly”. You can find home prices online or in your local newspapers.

Check School Rankings
Check your state’s board of education website or to see what schools near you are at the top or moving up in the ranks. This is obviously beneficial if you have children, but can also be a good investment if you don’t as homes in a good school district will be more desirable if you decide to sell.

Look Out for Development
When driving around possible neighborhoods, keep an eye out for any new roads, schools, etc. This is a sign that the community is set for a growth spurt and home prices could end up increasing in future years.

Watch the Outskirts
If you’re looking to live in a major city, but are finding that the home prices are overpriced, check out the outer fringes of the city. These areas will soon be in demand and are still a short commute to the center of the city!

Explore Low-Tax Alternatives
This information can be received from a local tax assessor or your real estate agent once you get one. Check to see how much the town charges in taxes per $100 of house and compare it to the neighboring towns

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Marcia Kramarz
Re/Max Executive Realty - Medway, MA

Great list - To the point and Succinct - Will pass it on to my buyers !!

Jan 07, 2012 12:33 PM #1
Sophia Lin
Intero Real Estate Services - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist

Hi Karen, yeah I will definitely have to be aware of new developements in the the areas as there are quite a few in my area, thanks for the "heads up"!

Jan 07, 2012 12:49 PM #2
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