Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial decisions you make. Therefore, it must be complicated, right?
There are many steps to buying a home in North Carolina. And even experienced home buyers are bound to have questions along the way. So, how can you be confident that you’re making the right decision? Here’s how to conquer the “Big Three” home buyer concerns before you make an offer.
What are the “Big Three” Concerns Every Home Buyer Has?
At Beverly-Hanks, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of buyers since our company was founded in 1976. And our goal is to make sure that you are able to make confident decisions.
Based on our 45+ years of experience, we’ve learned that there are three concerns that all home buyers have in common. We call them the “Big Three:”
- How will I know that I’ve seen all the properties matching my criteria?
- What can I do to be sure I don’t overpay?
- How can I ensure that I don’t buy a property in poor condition?
Our professional real estate agents are among the best trained and most experienced in the industry. Beverly-Hanks agents are uniquely equipped with evaluation techniques and market analysis tools to help you answer these questions and feel confident about your home purchase.
Let’s look at each question in more detail:
How will I know that I’ve seen all the properties matching my criteria?
According to the latest research from the National Association of Realtors®, 41% of buyers begin their home search online. And a full 95% use online search tools at some point in their home search journey. That’s why we make “easy” the name of the online search game. Our website shows you the most comprehensive selection of MLS listings in the area. But we go further by giving you relevant community details and market information, including local schools, area videos, market research, and related properties. With this information available, you can confidently customize your home search from the start.
Complete the one-step registration for your Beverly-Hanks “My Account” for an even more comprehensive home buying experience—including saved searches, automatic property updates, and enhanced information.
What can I do to be sure I don’t overpay?
One of the most important services your real estate agent can provide is an analysis of neighborhood trends to establish reasonable market value. By its very nature, all real estate is local, but national and regional trends also impact value. Agents who understand this can offer invaluable insight into how closely a home’s asking price matches its current value.
At Beverly-Hanks, our process begins broadly and narrows its focus until it is specific to you. We start with the FHFA House Price Index and the Beverly-Hanks Quarterly Market Report. We then perform a comparative market analysis for your neighborhood, in which we evaluate similar, recently sold homes near the home you want to buy. Preparing a CMA for your chosen property before submitting your offer is one of the most valuable services your agent will offer you.
How can I ensure that I don’t buy a property in poor condition?
When you are prepared for the home inspection, there will be a lot less stress should one or more issues crop up. This is why a professional real estate agent can prove so valuable. After viewing hundreds of homes, Beverly-Hanks REALTORS® are trained to be on the lookout for common issues discovered by qualified home inspectors. They can then help you decide which should be addressed during your due diligence period or which are deal breakers.
Real estate agents also work tirelessly to grow their vendor networks and build relationships with reputable professionals who know how to conduct business correctly and efficiently. Their connections can help you find professional service people to help you address any issues at hand, whether before or after closing day.
Begin Your Home Search with Confidence
Owning a home remains a steadfast part of the American dream. What’s more, homeownership is an investment in your future: Owning a home builds wealth over the long term, and it provides significant social benefits.
The Beverly-Hanks Buyer’s Experience introduces you to these proven strategies to address your home buyer concerns, from planning for your home search to preparing for closing. Nothing can replace having a Beverly-Hanks agent by your side.
Contact us today to request a free Beverly-Hanks Buyer’s Guide and to speak with a professional Beverly-Hanks real estate agent about buying homes and land in Western North Carolina.
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