I'm financed, now what?

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Real Estate Agent with Chelsea Stevens Marketing

At this step, the funding is in place and we know how much you can afford. This is a great time to find a Realtor, if you haven't already. It's important to choose a Realtor that you get along with well since you're going to be spending quite a bit of time with them. They also need to be knowledgeable, and be willing to spend the time with you that you deserve.
A great place to start looking for a Realtor is with your own family and friends. They will be able to tell you their first hand experiences with specific Realtors. I'm not saying that just because one person liked a certain Realtor means you will, a lot of that depends on individual personality, but at least it gives you a name in the industry to start with.
If you'd like to meet Realtors in person but don't really want to go through the process of interviewing, you could start going to Open Houses. We're more than happy to talk, and usually have a wealth of information on hand. This way, you can start putting some faces with names, so you can decide from there.
Suppose you just want to go straight out and find a house without any formalities. You really don't care who you work with, so long as they know how to do their job, and chances are if they are licensed they can probably get a deal done. You're best bet here would be just to call into a Real Estate office. There is usually someone there that can help, and if they're anything like me, they're more than happy to leave the desk to go out and immediately show any relevant properties that are available at the time, or schedule a time that works best for you.
And last but not least, quickly becoming a pretty popular source, you can use the Internet. Most Realtors can be found somewhere on the Internet these days, primarily on Realtor.com, but many also have their own websites and blogs with all of their contact information easily displayed. This is a great way to easily learn a bit about the Realtor, you can check out our current listings, or get to know us better by reading our blogs.
With the use of referrals, or your own best judgement, finding the right Realtor will get you on the way to finding the right house.

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