You want an agent who reflects your values. What is more important than the integrity of a business professional with whom you share your intimate financial details? You will recognize the integrity of the people you work with because they will always put your interests first, ahead of their own. A real estate agent who is highly respected in his community will have a great reputation for service. When you meet a real estate agent, you can determine his or her level of professionalism by his appearance. You will soon know if this is someone you can count on.
What are the agents’ colleagues saying about them? One great place to check is ActiveRain, which is a top blogging site for real estate agents and vendors across the United States. Another place to check references is on LinkedIn. What are their clients saying about them? It really does make a difference.
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What is great about America? It is the American Dream, of course. It is the idea that we are in control of our own destiny, free from harsh government sanctions as in some other lands. It is the rights and the freedoms that so many other countries do not have. Sometimes we take our basic values for granted, including home ownership, which is a luxury not afforded to residents in some other countries.
Millions of people from all over the world flock to the United States because of the American Dream, and the basic tenet of that aspiration is home ownership. I strongly believe that every family should own their own home, and they can accomplish this dream if they have a guide to follow.
You may have some doubts about whether you can buy a home, or you may be uncertain about how the process works. You may be thinking, "The process is overwhelming. I don't even know where to begin. It's too complicated. Who's going to help me?"
I agree that home buying takes some time, energy, and effort. But the freedom of home ownership is so rewarding, your family will be thrilled and I promise it will be worth your effort. You can do it! All you need is a guide that you can follow, and a quality real estate professional to assist you.
That's why our book is outlined as a guide that you can easily understand. Just start with Step 1 and follow the 9 steps in this book. We will guide you each step of the way. We'll also show you how to hire a dedicated REALTOR® you can trust, so you will receive professional guidance and direction.
Let's get you the best home that your budget can afford. I know that you will follow these steps. So I dedicate this book to you! You have the courage to take action and make your dream of homeownership come true.