Did you know your Realtor® knows more than you think!
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John McCormack Albuquerque Homes Realty Reatlor®
Did you know your Realtor is almost like a jack of all trades? While a real estate agent’s expertise (and legal license) is in the buying, selling and leasing of properties, there are many other areas where your Realtor can be a big asset for you by providing general information.
For example, your Realtor might not be a licensed mortgage loan officer, but he/she will be able to give you some ballpark estimates on mortgage payments and some general mortgage information. Your Realtor will know what documentation is required for the loan application, and can answer general questions about getting a loan. Of course, your Realtor will have a list of several trusted mortgage loan officers or mortgage bankers that you can call for more specific information.
Additionally, your Realtor is probably not a licensed inspector, but having been through hundreds of inspections, he/she will be able to help you better understand the inspection report. Your Realtor will be able to help you identify significant repair items on the report, and will be able to tell you which things appear on almost all reports, but are rarely included in the repair addendums. You can trust your Realtor to help you find a good licensed inspector, and to help you understand the items on the report.
Chances are your Realtor is not a licensed insurance agent, but he/she will be able to answer some general insurance questions for you. If you are trying to purchase a home, your Realtor will be familiar with insurance requirements for the area. For example, your Realtor will know that if you are trying to purchase coastal property, you will need windstorm insurance and in some areas flood insurance. Your Realtor will be able to refer you to a trusted insurance person who can answer more detailed questions for you about requirements for purchasing home owner’s insurance.
Your Realtor is also really good at researching information for you. You can count on your Realtor to tell you what houses are selling for in a neighborhood, how many houses have sold there in the last year, how long houses stay on the market in a neighborhood, what price you can expect to get on a home based on current market conditions, and much more. If you are dealing with a local expert, your Realtor will know about taxes, MUD districts, city government, local schools, planned development, and things of that nature.
You can also trust your Realtor to be an excellent source when you need a referral for a particular service or product. Here are just a few of the services your Realtor will probably be able to help you find:
- AC/Heater Check-up and Repair
- Handyman Services
- Cleaning Services
- Fence Companies
If you need a service, just ask your Realtor, and chances are he/she will know someone you can call!
So you see…Realtors have a lot of knowledge and can help you with many things when you are buying or selling a home!
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