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					Finding A Real Estate Agent

Whenever you buy or sell real estate, you may be like millions of other
people out there, in thinking that you don’t need a real estate agent.
Most people who buy or sell homes, generally think that a real estate
agent is a waste of money. Those who choose to buy a new home, think
that real estate agents only add to the cost of purchasing the home.

What most people aren’t aware of, is the fact that real estate agents are
normally paid by the seller, not by the buyer. As a buyer, you’ll get to
work with a professional real estate agent without really having to pay
for it yourself. The policies can vary greatly from state to state and
company to company, which is why you should always check any paperwork or
contracts that are provided to you to ensure this is the case. When you
are interviewing agents, make certain to ask about any type of fees as
well.

A lot of real estate agents out there may work with both buyers and
sellers, although most specialize in working with either the buyer or the
seller. If you are buying a home, make sure that the agent you choose
has prior experience of working with buyers and transactions that involve
no money down. This way, you can count on your agent to be there when
you need him the most - especially if you don’t have a down payment.

If you are interviewing a real estate agent and he or she isn’t familiar
with down payment assistance programs, you shouldn’t hire their services.
Agents who aren’t familiar with these types of programs generally aren’t
on the level, or they may lack the experience necessary to help you
purchase the home of your dreams.

You can also make a list of real estate agents that you can interview
based on referrals from friends, lenders, and even family. Lender
referrals are normally a great choice as most lenders have worked with
their recommendations in the past and both are already familiar with each
other. Choosing a lenders referral can also prevent you from
encountering any obstacles or surprises.

When you interview a real estate agent, make sure that you have the agent
explain his fees. This way, you’ll know exactly how much he will be
getting from the purchase. You should also find out how much experience
he has in the field, and how long he has been working with real estate.
You can also ask about sample contracts as well. If you are buying a
home, you should make sure that the agent works with buyers. If you
happen to be selling your home, then you’ll want to make sure that the
agent works with sellers. Agents that are dedicated to one or the other
are the best to choose, as they will have more experience than agents who
work with both buyers and sellers.

Find a real estate agent is an easy task - providing you know what to
look for. If you take things one step at a time and carefully make a
decision, chances are that you’ll end up with an agent who has the
experience you want. You should always be careful when you choose, and
never rush the process. Real estate agents are easy to find, although
finding one who fits your needs and has your budget in mind is a little
tougher to locate. When you make that final decision, you should always
choose an agent who has your best interest in mind - and isn’t just after
the money.

				
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