In tough times, most people are looking to cut costs any way they can. And in a home purchase, who wouldn’t want to save that extra 3 percent – an extra $3,000 per $100,000 of the sale price? That’s typically what real estate brokers make on real estate transactions, and our experts at Mountain Lava think it is money well spent.
It is quite true that anyone can shop for a house, and even get a peek inside, without formally signing on with one of our Mountain Lava real estate brokers. Centennial CO, however, encompasses a huge housing market. So unless you have time to make home shopping a part-time job, an agent might be able to match you with the perfect property much faster.
So, you want a swimming pool. Or, you don’t want a swimming pool. Or maybe you want a fenced-in yard for the dog or a basement playroom for the kids. If you’re looking for something specific, a real estate agent at Mountain Lava is the person whose job it is to know if there’s a house out there to fit your needs, and he or she will hold your hand through the deal to boot.
Though not all real estate agents are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), those who do join the group agree to abide by a code of ethics. That code essentially stipulates that real estate brokers deal with all parties of a transaction honestly. Under the code, the Realtor is obligated to put the clients’ interests ahead of his own. He or she is also required to make full disclosure about the problems with a property and be truthful.
Most brokers can set a price on a home the minute they walk through the door. If they are experienced, they also know how well a neighborhood holds its value. While anyone can spend a few minutes online and pull information on sales of comparable houses, real estate agents have the experience to know whether a house is overpriced. Brokers have such a good idea of what you’re looking for and won’t waste your time touring houses that won’t work.