Want to Buy a Gainesville Home?
If you want to buy a Gainesville home, there are 4 signs that you are ready to call a Realtor. So many people are watching TV shows about finding, flipping, and buying homes. Yet, while the TV shows make it all looks so easy and FAST in the hour-long show, real life is not as streamlined. If you're considering buying a home, here are 4 signs it's time to call your Gainesville Realtor.
1. Believe everything on the internet?
While you can view tons of listings online, not all of the information is accurate or up-to-date. If you are looking on 3rd party web sites, those sites will not have current data. You may see outdated comps, conflicting forecasts and different ratings. Some sites will show you potential foreclosures, and that too is never correct. Your Realtor will have the current & accurate information through our local Gainesville MLS. With access to the MLS and insight on properties about to hit the market, your Gainesville Realtor will make sure you will know about all of the homes in your market that fit your criteria. Other than our local MLS system, the only public web site with the most accurate data is Realtor.com
2. You don't have time for this?
You don't need to spend hours online searching for homes on web sites, saving and sorting listings, or contacting sellers or the designated agent on that web site you are viewing. Nothing is more frustrating to a buyer to find a home online and then find out is SOLD over a year ago. Your buyer's agent will cut out all that time you are wasting. Your agent will know what you want, set-up a permanent search, and provide you with details of the homes that match your search. Let your agent do the leg work of hunting and finding potential properties for you to review.
3. Negotiate What?
Realtors know how to create, present and negotiate the best offer on your behalf. As professional negotiators with years of experience, your agent will be presenting your offer to the seller's Realtor. And in our Gainesville market you may be competing with other buyers as well. Our inventory is low, so there could be other potential buyers looking at the same homes you are considering. Your agent will help guide you through everything, and help you make the right decisions.
4. Is that neighborhood on the way up or down?
Your agent will know the neighborhood you like. They can give you the scoop about local developments and changes that don't always pop up in a Google search. Your agent can share data on homes that have sold in that neighborhood and provide good indicators as to the stability of the area. He or she will also put them in context of larger market forces that could impact the future value of a home. Local real estate market reports are available too.
If you're looking for an experienced professional to guide you through the home buying process, look no further - as we are here to help you. We welcome the opportunity to be YOUR Realtor in Gainesville.
Originally Posted at GainesvilleRealEstateTalk.com