Buyers: Get Your OWN Representation!
As tempting as it is to share the listing agent with the seller in hopes to save a little money, don’t even think about it. You have no earthly idea whether or not that agent and the seller are working together, with the agent also having financial interest in the property, whether the seller is the best friend or brother of the agent; there are just too many uncertainties to risk a potentially large sum of money, thinking you’re going to actually ‘save’ on the deal.
Even if there is no familial or financial involvement, the listing agent was hired by the seller and has a fiduciary allegiance to the seller, who is the one paying them.
This applies to your inspector as well; make certain that your inspector (and perhaps a separate termite inspector) is appropriately state-licensed and ideally, has been practicing for at least five years and performed over 200 inspections.
Here are 5 reasons not to go-it alone when buying a home in Charlotte – You NEED a Charlotte Realtor®!
Other Charlotte Home Buyer Tips:
Charlotte Home Buyers 10-Step Buying Process:
Step 1: Develop a plan
Step 2: Select a Realtor®
Step 3: Get that loan pre-approval
Step 4: Let’s go shopping!
Step 5: Making an Offer
Step 6: Finalizing your financing
Step 7: Let’s talk inspections!
Step 8: The devil is in the details
Step 9: The walk-through
Step 10: It’s time to nest!
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Charlotte Home Buyers – Get Your OWN Representation!