Do You Need a Realtor?

In a word, Yes. Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime.

Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney?

Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of Eaton Realty.

Still not convinced? Here are 8 additional reasons to have us working for you:

Eaton Realty ...
  1. ... will help you determine your buying power. That is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. By providing basic information about your available savings, income and current debt to your banker or mortgage broker, they'll help you determine how much you can afford. We have several brokers we can recommend if you do not already have one.
  2. ... has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market. We will investigate to find all available properties.
  3. ... will assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. We have access to a variety of informational resources providing local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, etc. Two key questions to ask about each home your evaluating: First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?
  4. ... will help you negotiate. There are myriad negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. The purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. We'll advise you as to which inspections are recommended or required.
  5. ... provides due diligence during the property evaluation. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. We will assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports.
  6. ... will help you in identifying qualified lenders. We have recommendations of several mortgage brokers, each able to provide you with financing from many different lenders.
  7. ... will guide you through the closing process. We will make sure everything flows together smoothly while constantly on the lookout for anything which may delay closing.
  8. ... does not charge for Buyer services. When it comes to buying a home, many people don’t realize that you are entitled to have a professional REALTOR® assist you in what is often the largest purchase of your life, FOR FREE! We are paid a referral fee from the seller for bringing a qualified buyer to purchase their home. There is never any cost to you.

If you’re considering buying a home in the near future, contact us for a free consultation and let us turn your home-buying dreams into reality.

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