Your real estate agent works with you (and for you) by gaining an understanding of your circumstances, goals and requirements.
So when someone who is considering buying a home in Melbourne, Florida calls me I ask several questions to gain an understanding of their needs as well as determine if I am the best one to provide that help. If I am not the expert I will likely refer the caller to someone better suited.
What type of questions should the caller expect?
- Do you have a real estate agent? If not, are you calling multiple agents?
- Have you been approved for a mortgage yet? How much is the mortgage pre-approval amount?
- What is your home buying budget?
- What is your time line?
- Are you in the preliminary stages of the home buying process?
- What general area are you interested in?
The above questions will not illicit all the details I will need to move forward but they will help determine how much energy to put in my response to the caller. More importantly, the answers will help me determine the urgency and direction to go forward (set up auto searches in MLS, meet in person, set up showings, refer to a mortgage lender, etc.).
Why does it matter if I work with only one agent? Your own real estate agent will understand your needs, be able to provide a single contact point for your search as well as answer questions and, more importantly, can guide you through the entire home purchase process.
Ready to buy a house or condo in Melbourne, Florida? Call me at 321-693-3850. You already know the questions I will ask!