1. Choosing The Right Real Estate Agent
Searching for a home is a complex and confusing process even if you have been through it before. Therefore, you need a Colorado real estate agent who is going to be there for you each step of the way. You will not be able to find a home that is right for you unless you have someone representing you who will be a true advocate.
2. Find Someone Who Wants What You Want
Your real estate agent should only be showing you homes that fit your criteria. After all, you are the one who will be paying $100,000 or more on this next purchase. Do not let your real estate agent decide what homes to look at. Most home buyers are looking for specific features within their home. Your agent should be able to show you properties that only have those characteristics.
3. Choose Someone Who Understands The Process Of Buying A House
Buying a house isn’t as easy as buying a loaf of bread. You have to have a lot of paperwork ready, make an offer and then patiently wait until the deal officially closes. During that process, there is a lot of negotiation, competition to have that offer accepted and many other hoops to jump through. Your agent should be able to be honest and upfront with you through it all.
4. Work With Someone Who You Can Build A Relationship With
There may be several Colorado real estate deals in your future. Therefore, you want to work with an agent who you can turn to in the future. Finding and purchasing a quality property will be as easy as a phone call to your agent once you build that rapport. When it comes time to sell the property, you may even be able to save some money on his or her commission.
5. Does This Person Understand Green Principles
If you asked your agent to find you an eco-friendly home, would this person know what you are talking about? To some homeowners, it is very important that the environment is not trampled on in favor of a hot tub that gobbles up water and electricity. If you seek an eco-friendly home, you should find an agent who understands what that entails. Otherwise, you may be working with someone who does not fit any of the other criteria listed above.
Don’t settle for a Colorado real estate agent just because they have a great ad in the paper. Be sure to do your homework before choosing someone to go through the home buying process with. Working with someone who doesn’t have your interests in mind will simply put you in a position where you don’t find a home that you truly enjoy living in.
Please contact us to tour eco-friendly homes in the Denver, Colorado area and thank you for reading our blog. House Calls Realty loves being green!