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Why Use A Buyer's Agent?

A buyer’s agent is a professional who acts exclusively on behalf of the property buyer and assists the client in acquiring the best possible deal. The buyer’s agent also has the ability to expose the client to multiple properties that correspond to the client’s requirements. Additionally, they offer insider expertise when it comes to services relating to property inspection, mortgage lending, closing attorneys, and so forth. Typically broker's fees are charged to the seller's side of the transaction, thus using a buyer’s agent’s services are usually free of charge to the buyer. A buyer would do themselves a disservice by not taking advantage of professional services and knowledge that are catered to their needs, and Tony Aldrete will provide you with the best experience when purchasing your new home!


Home Buying Tips

Buying a new home can be a stressful experience, but not with the help of Tony Aldrete. There are a number of things you may want to take into consideration when beginning the process to finding your new home.

Think both in the long-term and short-term: Are you planning to have kids? Elderly relatives? Will you plan to resell?

Make a checklist of essentials: Do you need a pool? Would you prefer a large space for a garden? Do you require a certain amount of bedrooms? Determining this will reduce the chance of you purchasing a house out of your budget and will help you reevaluate your decision if you find a house that doesn’t meet all of your requirements.

Consider ALL of the expenses when purchasing a house: Be sure to budget for principal, interest, taxes, and insurance. Cost of utilities, commuting, or any upgrades done to your new home should also be considered!

Ask about a homeowner’s association contract: Determine whether or not your new home is a part of a homeowner’s association. This could determine your ability to rent a house and may change your checklist depending on their restrictions. Always be sure to read your HOA contract!

Be sure to read your contract before signing it: Understand the terms and conditions of your contract. If you don’t, remember Tony Aldrete is there to help you along the way.

Research neighborhood demographics and location: Do you have small children and would like to live near a certain school? Would you like to be in a more urban area than rural? These are some question you may ask yourself when looking for the right home.



Questions To Ask

How flexible is the seller on the asking price?

Can I have a comparative market analysis (CMA) for the area?

Is this area growing or declining?

How will you keep me informed?

Why is the owner selling?

How long has the property been on sale?

What can they tell you about the local neighborhood?

How old is the property?

Tony Aldrete is more than happy to address any additional concerns or questions you may have!