Buying a home can be challenging for a first-timer. After all, there are so many steps, tasks, and requirements, and you may be anxious about making an expensive mistake. While mistakes are possible, it is a lot easier if you take notes from a professional. And here is why: if you screw up anything, you can just go to the local Realtor and ask them for details. They will probably be thrilled to provide you with information. They understand the process and you don’t. Here’s why:
When you buy a home, you are in for two years. The home buying process is so overwhelming and involved, you might not catch all the details. Plus, most realtors keep a notebook with all the information for you. The Realtor is a college educated professional, with the know-how how to handle a transaction that large. They are in it full time, for you, someone who has limited knowledge. Plus, they know everything you want to know and they are professional. They are in it to make a profit, for their company. Here is their incentive. So, use a realtor.
I know, you are like me and you have been searching forever and you think you can do it yourself. It is easy to think you can do it yourself because you don’t have to pay a dime. You will save money by not having to hire top rated real estate agents in Goldcreek and it is true that you will not have to pay a realtor’s commission fee. But, as we all know, not having to pay anything DOES NOT CHECK OUT. First, it is not the full cost of the home. It is only the commission. You are paying the cost of the agent to get the full benefit of their services. The full cost of the agent’s commission is the commission, which is 10% of the sale price, to get the full benefit of their services. Even if you do not pay a dime, you will have to pay the full cost of the agent’s commission. So, I repeat, you will have to pay the full cost of the realtor’s commission if you want to take advantage of all the benefits of working with a realtor. I am not telling you not to pay a dime. I am telling you that the full cost of the agent’s commission does NOT CHECK OUT.
You have been taught to think like this. All realtors do this. Why? Because we, like you, want to save money. But, we want to think like a millionaire, not like a average Joe. If you want to save money on your home purchase, look for a realtor. It is so easy. First, use a realtor. You will save like $2500 on your transaction costs. Why not? Because a realtor will not have to run to you to get a buyer for your home. They will already have one. That’s right, one.
Now you have to think like a realtor. First, you will save on your commission. But, your transaction costs will be lower. You get the full benefit of the services of a realtor. So, instead of paying a penny commission for the top rated real estate agents in Goldcreek, you will only pay 1.5% on your entire transaction. So, the commission of the agent will be 1.5% of the entire sale price of your home.
So, how much is your house worth? That is easy. And it is less than $250,000. So, you have to pay an average of $250. How much is 1.5% of $250,000? 1.5% X $250,000 = $10,000. So, you only have to pay 1.5% of $10,000 to get the full benefit of the services of a realtor. So, you save $10,000 on your home purchase.
I know. You are thinking, what difference does 1.5% make? In the grand scheme of things, it is a rounding error. So, think like a realtor. What is 1.5% of $10,000 worth? $2.50. That’s all that is needed to buy your own house. Plus, the top rated real estate agents in Goldcreek has expertise that will help you. The less money you have to pay to get your own house, the better your real estate agent can do for you.
Looking to buy a home in Goldcreek?
Call Darren and Gwen Munson with Windermere Real Estate/Mill Creek
18323 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98012