There are so many questions new homebuyers seem to have – when will it make sense to close? When should a negotiation stop and the paperwork truly start? How much paperwork is there actually, and who handles this?
The solution is fairly simple: Lean on your realtor. Your realtor should be the person who helps you get all this done, and lets you know what you should expect during the process. There’s no reason to stay up all night Googling or to feel like you’re in the dark – you should sign on the dotted line when you feel completely ready and feel as if your questions have been answered and any concerns handled.
Take the inspection process, for example. You may need to get your home inspected if you’re selling, and you may want to develop a relationship with an inspection company that’s separate from multiple web searches or looking through the yellow pages. This is where the right realty company comes in – many companies already have relationships with established vendors for many of the services you need. For this reason, you don’t have to feel like you’re on your own when you’re looking for the right pro to help you.
Take the time to truly get to know your realtor – and before you sign on that dotted line during the home buying process, make sure that any individual questions are answered and you feel 100% confident in your decision to move forward. Don’t feel as if you’re stuck – your realtor is there as a resource for you in more than just selling you the house. Ask, and expect your realtor to be helpful!