Right now is a great time to buy a house. It’s definitely a buyer’s market, and an unprecedented number of good homes are available at amazing prices. Even with a struggling economy, mortgage rates are still close to all-time lows and lenders are willing to make the dream of owning a home a real possibility. If you’re a first-time buyer or already own a home and are looking to make a change, Mark Hardy is here to make buying a home an enjoyable, exciting and trouble-free experience.
There are many good reasons to have an experienced, professional agent represent you in the buying process:
- First, a well-qualified agent will give you valuable information, support, and advice to help you locate the most desirable homes in the best neighborhoods that meet your criteria. While there are many ways to identify homes for sale, an experienced, knowledgeable Realtor can save you a great deal of time and effort sifting through the many homes currently on the market and identifying those that are most likely to interest you.
- Second, a good Realtor can provide crucial background information on neighborhoods, history of property values, planned construction in the area and other data that may significantly affect property values in the future.
- Third, I can help you get the house you want for less money by advising you on the actual market value of the property. There is no automated system that can begin to give you the insight that comes from working through hundreds of transactions involving buying and selling homes in this area, as I have. Knowing the real market value of a property gives you a huge advantage when it’s time to present an effective offer.
- Finally, I will help you negotiate the best possible deal, write the sales contract, manage the risks and avoid the legal pitfalls that go along with a transaction that is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Statistically, buyers who work with competent Realtors are much more likely to save money and successfully complete a transaction that does not come back to haunt them later.