Buying a first home is a complex process. An experienced real estate broker or agent will assist you all through the search, comparable homes sold, making an offer, inspection, repair, and appraisal processes, as well as help you find the best value, neighborhood, and quality for your budget and requirements.
The seller’s real estate broker pays your broker or agent out of the loan proceeds. If you don’t use your own agent, the seller’s broker keeps the commission, so you might as well avail yourself of professional advice. Your real estate broker or agent works in your best interest.
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Don’t expect perfection
There’s no perfect home. You may want all the latest amenities of a new home, but even new homes come at a price, perhaps longer commutes and bigger price-tags.
Many sellers don’t repaint or re-carpet prior to selling, so if you’re shopping for an older home, expect to do some cosmetic work.
Homes that need updating are priced b…