Seven Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent Before Buying
What are the property taxes? Know how much can you expect to pay every year, and find out if you’ll be eligible for any exemptions.
Is there a homeowners association? Make sure you’re aware of any HOA dues and rules, and decide if they it with your lifestyle.
How’s the neighborhood? Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to research the crime rate for your prospective neighborhood. Also you can look at nearby amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants and parks.
What’s coming down the pipeline? Up and coming areas can be a great place to buy, as home values are likely to rise. You’ll also get a culture influx.
What are the utilities like? Ask about the average cost of water, gas and trash bills.Also look into the options you have for cable, internet and other wanted services.
How long has the house been on the market? If it was listed a while ago, why has it been on the market so long. There could be an issue that is being overlooked.
How soon are the owners looking to sell? If the owners are in a hurry, they’re probably more willing to negotiate on price.
When you and your agent ask the right questions it will make the best decision for your household budget. Be thorough in the hunt for your new home, and talk through any and all concerns with your agent.
I always follow these 7 steps because I want my clients to know that I am making sure that every detail in their sales transaction is followed. I want to make sure that my clients always know that I have their best interests. If you have any questions about the real estate market, or if you are interested in selling or purchasing residential or commercial property please feel free to contact me.