11 Things to Know About Buying a House: Part 4

Buying a house

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life.

In this article (part of a series), we’ll take a look at what to know about buying a house as a first-time homebuyer as well as give tips for how to avoid buyer’s remorse.

4. Working with a top agent can save you money

You had to know this was coming! But in all seriousness: the best real estate agents are top negotiators. They can manage to secure a lower down payment, or even save you money during the negotiation process. They fight for your offer when it is submitted, rather than leave things up to chance.

When you risk buying a home without an agent, you might find yourself facing unexpected costs you could have otherwise avoided. A real estate agent can sometimes help get a seller to pay for repairs — or even work with lenders on some of the closing costs.

Not only that, a good agent knows their market and their craft. They won’t waste your valuable time showing you homes that don’t fit your needs, and they can advise on how to correctly structure your offer to make sure it get accepted. Time is money!

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