The Importance of using a Reputable RealtorĀ®

The Importance of using a Reputable Realtor®

Home Buyers, this one is huge! I cannot express how important it is to use an experienced Realtor® for your purchase transaction. Using the right Realtor® can save you thousands of dollars out of pocket, and as a buyer, it doesn’t cost you a dime. Realtors® are used for more than just showing a kitchen and a nice bathroom. A good Realtor® can negotiate the sales price of the home you are interested in or assist you in getting seller credit to reduce your out of pocket purchase expenses.

Realtors® not only have those uncomfortable negotiation conversations with the seller, they are also that angel on your shoulder telling you when it’s time to walk away from your dream home because it just wasn’t right. The reputable Realtor® thinks about more than helping you buy a great home. They also consider the challenges that you may face when it comes time for you to sell that home as well. Sometimes a home may look great, but it is in a terrible location that can hurt your ability to sell your current home and ultimately buy your next home. This is where your guardian angel shines!

It is understood that not all homes are bought for the purpose of turning a profit. However, if you are looking at investment homes, a good Realtor® can assist you in finding a home that will increase in value and help you to build equity, increasing the profitability of your investment home. All of that is to say, it is far too important for the buyer in any situation to use a Realtor® because it can save and make you money!

There are several valuable resources to help you identify reputable Realtor’s® which we have linked below. However, we encourage home buyers to ask questions to get to know a Realtor’s® experience level before signing any representative agreements. Reputable Realtors® will understand that buying a home is one of the biggest purchases that you will make and will be happy to answer questions such as:

• How long have you been in real estate?

• Are you familiar with the area where I am looking to buy a home?

• What is your availability to show homes, and are there any upcoming times that I will not be able to reach you?

• Are you a real estate agent, broker or Realtor®®? *Realtors® are registered members of the National Association of Realtors® and adhere to the industry standard code of ethics as determined by the association.

At Rock Mortgage, we work with you through every step of the home buying process and look forward to collaborating with your Realtor® to get you home. For more information about how Rock Mortgage can support your home buying needs visit www.rockmortgagehouston.com or call us at 832-230-3067.

Additional Resources For Selecting a Realtor®:

HAR.com – Houston Association of Realtors® Database and Listings Source

Realtor.com – The National Association of Realtors® Database and Listings Source