Monday, November 20, 2017 / by Meagan Henry
Don’t Buy With Just Anyone
Think about the last time you or one of your family members had to have surgery. Even if it was something as simple and low-risk as getting tonsils removed, we doubt you just opened the phone book (if you even have one) and and swirled your finger over the page to pick a surgeon, or chose your doctor from a casual referral from a friend at a party. Surgery is serious, so you’ll definitely want a physician with years of experience and a multitude of successful surgeries. Not only that, but you’ll want someone very successful at the type of surgery you need; after all, if you need spinal surgery, you probably aren’t looking for a surgeon who only performs tonsillectomies.
Buying or selling a house is not a casual transaction. This decision should come with just as much research as you put into that metaphorical surgeon. Internet searches and customer reviews can help make the process easier, but a decision this big generally means you’ll need more than a cursory glance at the list before making a selection. When you buy or sell a home, you’re making a decision you’ll have to live with for years, if not the rest of your life, so you should put as much effort into choosing a realtor as you would a surgeon.
Choosing a Realtor
When the time comes to buy or sell your home, especially if this is your first real estate purchase ever, there is a huge list of things you’ll need to know and steps to take. For instance, did you know there is a different type of mortgage if you’re planning to buy a ‘fixer upper’ and want to use your mortgage to pay for contractor and construction costs? There are also a variety of options open only to first time home buyers that, without the right help, you may never hear about - and these are details that can have a major impact on the amount of home you can afford! Before you sign on the dotted line and choose a realtor to guide you through the process of buying a house, you’ll want to make sure they are knowledgeable and, like the surgeon, has plenty of successful transactions under his or her belt.
Get the Details
When you’re searching for a realtor, the most important part is making sure that the realtor you choose will give you the information you need, not simply treat you as another transaction. At the Russ Phillips Team, we pride ourselves on treating you like family, not transactions. We want to know what life is like for you, and we also want to take the time to educate you throughout the entire process. This way, when you do sign on that dotted line to buy your first home, you can trust that you’ve made the best decision possible for yourself and your family. Our marker of a successful transaction is not just that you own a home, but that you feel like family and know you can come to us any time with a question.
Make the process of buying a house an enjoyable one. Contact the Russ Phillips Team today to get real estate help you can trust!