How A Realtor Can Give You The Upper Hand In Buying Your San Diego Home

How A Realtor Can Give You The Upper Hand In Buying Your San Diego Home

With ready access to real estate listings and homes and condos for sale in San Diego, many buyers are forgoing the help of a real estate agent to assist them in their search. With online search portals and county tax records, more information than ever before is available to San Diego home buyers. But if you think a real estate agent's job is just to email you properties for sale or open lock boxes so you can view homes on the market, you might be missing out on a very valuable resource and service that is available to you for free. Here are 5 ways a real estate agent can give you the upper hand in your search for San Diego homes for sale:

1. A Realtor can save you your most important resource - TIME! Sure, you can view almost all homes on the market online yourself, but do you really have the time to sift through thousands of homes looking for "the one"? An experienced Realtor, after a brief consultation, can gather just the right kind of information to create a custom search for you that will only send you homes that match your specific criteria. From the ability to read through marketing jargon to their knowledge of areas and neighborhoods about which you might not know, a Realtor can streamline your search greatly.

2. A Realtor has access to title and property information that may cost you a fee to find or may not be readily available until after you have put in an offer and are under contract. Would you not prefer to be as informed as possible before deciding to make a deposit on a home?

3. An experienced Realtor is a powerful negotiator on your behalf working to get you the best deal on your new San Diego home. A good agent will be able to gauge things such as the motivation of the seller or their flexibility on deposit amount, contingencies and loan terms.

4. A good real estate agent knows real estate contracts from top to bottom and front to back. He or she can explain every detail involved in what you are agreeing to and signing. Your Realtor will explain any terms the seller is requesting and help you devise a strategy that will protect your best interests while still getting the San Diego home you love.

5. A Realtor and his or her team of transaction coordinators will work to streamline your buying and escrow process. Details like when earnest money deposits will be required and how they should be received by escrow, as well as deadlines for inspection and loan contingencies will be monitored on your behalf so you can go about the business of planning for your move and new home.

Thinking about buying a home in San Diego? Mosey on over to our real estate website that is updated in real time with new San Diego property listings. When you find some you would like to know more about, reach out to someone on our team and see how much easier and faster you San Diego home search can be!


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