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the way I am here to give guidance, arrange home viewings and to be
"exclusive buyer's agent".
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A. I made a business decision to work
as an exclusive buyer's agent. No one at NJHomeBuyer.com Realty accepts
listings or works for sellers. That is why I started
A. Although, on the surface this seems to make sense, you should find an agent that specializes in working with buyers to help you with your new purchase. Most of the time the agent that listed your home will not be the one to bring you a buyer. This does not mean they are not doing their job it just reflects the fact that some agents specialize in working with buyers and some with sellers. Agents that claim to "specialize" in representing "buyers and sellers" don't, in fact, specialize in representing anyone but themselves. When they take you to see their own listing - who are they going to represent? Both? It is better to go with someone that truly specializes in working with buyers. Call me.
Q. Can I make an offer on more than one home at a time?
A. Yes. You can make an offer on more than one home at a time. It is common for sellers to entertain more than one offer at a time and select the best. You can do the same.
Q I've checked out home inspectors and know that they generally cost at least $300. Is this really worth the extra cost? I have a friend that does a lot of renovations - couldn't I just bring my friend?
A. You can have your friend help you. Also, I will point out areas that may be problems or that can be used in negotiations when I show you the home. But that is no replacement for a qualified home inspector. A licensed home inspector will inspect the house with you there and will provide a written report that can be used if needed to get the seller to do repairs that may not have been obvious before. You will also learn a lot about the house that may be useful to you in the years to come. I advise all buyers to use a home inspector and I have never known one to regret it.
I find the best mortgage rate and loan? Do you work with any particular
A. The right loan varies from individual to individual. I will help you locate one that is right for you but I have no particular relationship with them. If they are good for my clients - I work with them.
Q. I know you
me but I might hire a lawyer as well. Do you have any suggestions?
A. Yes, make sure the attorney is very experienced in handling real estate transactions in the area. Also, make sure that they are able to handle yours without delay, rather than fitting it in when they have time. If you have them review your contract before you sign it and they don't give it back for a week, your house may be sold to someone else. If you give it to them during the required attorney review period after all parties have signed it make sure they can review it in the required time frame and make any needed changes during that time. If they are to busy they should tell you. I am in the process of locating links to area real estate attornies. You can also find their advertising in real estate publications. The key is real estate experience.