Have you assembled your team?
Have you ever watched a superhero movie where the hero defeats the evil villain alone? We all know that without the help of the Avengers, Spiderman would be long gone!
If you want to succeed in the purchase of your home, you need a Superhero team behind you! Who do you need in this team? Take a look at these key players:
Real Estate Consultant
Think of a realtor as a guide or consultant. A good realtor will walk you through the process step by step so you can achieve your real estate goals while enjoying yourself! When you look for a real estate consultant, make sure they are someone who will explain each step and ensure you have the right strategy and plan in place to achieve your goals.
This is a really important decision. When hiring a lender or mortgage broker you are going to want a couple of things:
Rate: Have you shopped around for the best interest rate for your property?
Speed: How long does it take your lender to approve your mortgage? This is very important to know if you are planning on having a finance condition on your offer.
Education: This is your hard-earned money. Do you know how a mortgage works? The more understanding you have the better decisions you will make.
As a buyer, you might feel that you are qualified enough to sniff out any problems. Unfortunately, this may cost you dearly. Be smart and get a qualified property inspector to thoroughly scrutinize the property before you buy it.
For you to finalize the deal and move to possession day, you will need to meet with a lawyer. Consider the following:
What do they charge for their services?
Were you referred to this lawyer? What was their personal experience? Did they feel that their questions were answered? Did they feel rushed or that the lawyer helped them to understand the process?
It may be easy for you to ask your friends and family to help with the move. But if you are in need of a professional mover, make sure you look at reviews and hire someone with many 5 star reviews!
Like most things done in life, having a team will give you a greater chance of achieving your goal! Don’t do this alone! If you need referrals for any of these areas, give me a call and I can help you out!
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