Over and over again, you hear, "I don't need a Real Estate Agent to buy a house. I can find one myself." In today's world, that is so true. You can find almost any house for sale listed on the internet. In fact, by the time most buyer's contact an agent, they already know what homes they want to view. Keep this one thought in mind, though---for most people, THIS IS THE BIGGEST PURCHASE OF YOUR LIFE.
Unless you are a Real Estate Professional, navigating a real estate purchase can be tricky business. A Buyer's Agent, someone working for YOU, will put your needs and best interest ahead of their own. They will protect you, the buyer, and help you expertly negotiate the purchase of your dream home. Let's look at just a few items that a Buyer's Agent will do for YOU.
Provide comparable home sales from the MLS.
Pull property information such as sales history, property data, demographics and neighborhood services/fees.
Obtain a copy of the home's historical documents (if applicable).
Suggest and assist with pricing strategy.
Prepare a strong offer that protects the buyer.
Preview ALL documents for loopholes.
Provide lists of quality inspectors, and help negotiate any repairs that may be needed.
Provide a buffer between you and the seller's agent.
Coordinate with lenders and lawyers to ensure a timely closing.
Typically, the real work for a Buyer's Agent begins once a contract is signed. From there, the endless paperwork, inspections, negotiations, coordination with lawyers, lenders, and sellers can be a tornado of activity for the inexperienced person. Do yourself a favor, and get the protection you deserve by using a qualified Buyer's Agent who will help you make what can be a very stressful process, be the exciting, stress free experience it should be.
Chapin, SC is known as "The Capital of Lake Murray" and with good reason. The residents of Chapin enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with the convenience of the city. Columbia, SC is just a quick 20 minute drive and shopping is even closer.You are embarking on an exciting journey, be sure that you find agents that will take time and share your enthusiasm during this process.
EXIT Midlands Realty is a full service real estate firm dedicated to assisting our clients with the purchase and sale of real estate in the Greater Columbia Area. We were founded in 2005 and quickly grew into one of the most innovative and knowledgeable firms in and around Columbia. Our staff is made up of full time professional agents that are dedicated to the profession of listing and selling real estate.
Call one of our experienced agents to assist you with your real estate needs. It would be an honor to work with you.
"Jill recently helped us find a house for our son to live in during his college years. We had a very specific location the house needed to be in, but didn't know a lot about the market there. Jill helped us research true comps in the area in order to properly value the homes we were interested in before considering our offers. When Jill shows a home, it's like having a "pre-inspector" there--she is very thorough and leaves no stone unturned while showing the property each time and during the walk-through. Jill follows up on every detail in a timely manner. Working with Jill, you will know you have an agent on your side who wants to find you the perfect property for your needs. She is a dedicated and trusted agent I would recommend to any family member or friend."