With the onslaught of social media, television shows, and DIY home-buying marketing schemes, many buyers have given it a go on their own using online searches and how-to guides. Even with the resources that are available, there are many reasons why a buyer still needs a certified broker to help in the buying process.
For starters, brokers will be your greatest advocate with their years of experience and wealth of knowledge to guide you through the process.
Searching for homes in San Diego on various real estate sites will give you general information that is often outdated and incorrect. A broker has the ability to give a real-time market analysis. Knowing the current market trends will benefit you in knowing the true value of the area you are interested in and where you need to position yourself to be a strong buyer.
Number One Priority
Sure it’s easy to click on listings and fill out a contact form only to be hounded by agents and salespersons who all hope to land you as a client. Did I mention, this will occur on each and every home that you show interest in?
Well, with a broker, you simply send over the homes that you are interested in and we do the leg work for you, from inquiring about a home to availability and getting you in to see it. You may think, “Well, can’t I just contact the listing agent and they can get me in?”
Sure, but keep in mind the seller is their client and therefore it’s the sellers best interest that they are prioritizing, not yours. You are our client, and therefore your best interest is our number one priority.
For most, purchasing a home is going to be the largest transaction of your life. It’s common to get emotional which can impair your judgment and lead to future buyer’s remorse. As your broker, we become your voice of reason, we give you the tools and guidance to make rational, sound business decisions so that you walk into your new home with no regrets.
Rolodex of Contacts
Watching HGTV makes renovating a home or buying an older home seem easy. It’s what you can’t see that you should be worried about. What you don’t know, you don’t know, and that can be a financial money pit. With a broker, we have collected a rolodex of highly trained professionals over the years that we can call on at a moment’s notice to advise in any instance.
From home inspectors, to contractors, to even legal and financial advice as needed. You want to purchase your home with confidence, and we are here to ensure that you have all the resources available to you so that you can.
Contracts, Disclosures, Documents…say what?
So, you find a home on your own to purchase, then what? Well, having a broker draft a Residential Purchase Agreement that represents your best interests is important and can be complicated. You want to make sure that your offer is strong, that you can assertively meet the terms set forth, and that you are protected with contingencies agreed to.
Getting your offer in and accepted is just the start. There are pages and pages of disclosures, reports, and documents that you will need to carefully understand to ensure you know everything you need to know pertaining to the property you are buying. Your Broker will handle the gathering, review, and explanation of these documents to you so that you feel educated.
Buying a home is a major life event and should be handled by experienced brokers that are there to assist, educate, and guide you all the way through the process.
If you’re looking for a certified real estate broker in San Diego, we’re the ones for you!