The world of real estate can seem like a strange and convoluted place. There’s so much to know: interest rates, mortgage options, fees, locations, inspections. It can all seem really overwhelming. But one of the most overwhelming parts of the home-buying process can be working with a realtor. Yes, realtors are experts in the buying process, but what exactly should you expect? I spent an afternoon with a couple that was buying a home and what they shared with me was shocking. Their experience with a realtor took them on a journey into parts unknown…and not in a good way.
And they are not alone. Before you take the plunge and work with a realtor to buy your home, let’s dive into three very important aspects of home-buying that every buyer should know.