9 Key Questions a Family-Friendly Realtor Will Ask
Posted By: Becca Meyers on June 22, 2020 |
Buying a home is by far one of the biggest decisions of your life. Before you choose a realtor, you need to pay attention to how they're able to meet your and your family's needs. Make sure the agent will cover every important factor before using their services. This means you must be certain they will inquire about your necessities well into the future. They will ask you the right questions. Here are ten key questions a good family-friendly realtor will ask you.
1. Is Your Money Already Secured?
You will have many expenses. Do you have the money in place for your purchase, closing costs, ****, inspection, and taxes? What about your utilities, new furniture, or anything your family will need for that matter. Be honest and realistic when answering financial questions.
2. Do You Have Money Set Aside for Emergencies?
They also should look at your budget for what-ifs. In the unfortunate event something does happen, how is your overall financial picture? Even the best **** policies usually come with deductibles. You typically will have out-of-pocket upfront costs, too.
3. What Kind of Home Would You Like?
There are so many types of homes that could work for you. But you want the perfect style. They should help you narrow a crowded availability of new and older homes. You have bank-owned homes to consider, in addition to more common purchases like single-family, townhome, and condominium dwellings. You also could opt for a fix-upper or something with an income property on it. Finding the right kind of building materials and such details is also important. While some of the cheaper options have their appeal, higher quality materials like steel buidlings might end up providing better value for the money.
4. Who Will Be Living in Your Home?
Depending on who is in your tribe, a family-friendly realtor will have various questions for you meant to inform you about the characteristics of an ideal home. Go with someone who can cover each person's needs, and that includes your animals, too.
5. What are Each Persons Needs?
The number of bathrooms, the size of closets, the details of any master, there are many specifics you seek. Make a list now with your family. Jot down what you want and what you must have. Then be sure the realtor covers each item with you.
If they don't follow up with probing questions for you, they are not being thorough. Make sure they also go over specific finishes you might want.
6. Do You Need an Outdoor Living Space?
This especially is important if you have any animals, including children. No joke aside, if you need outdoor living space get it. Even if you only have a small family, you might end up with another kid one day. Something like the arrival of an elderly family member is never out of the question for you, either. This also deals with the location of your home itself. Picking the right realtor that knows the area, its advantages and limitations, is important. For example, a New York or Toronto Real Estate Agent is going to suggest a larger yard since there might not be too much outdoor space in a big city than one in a smaller town.
7. What Do You Look for in A Neighborhood?
Make sure they run the gamut with you about your desired neighborhood. They should ask about your shopping needs, recreation lifestyle, and anything your family enjoys for entertainment. A good realtor also will address any of your wishes when it comes to safety. Don't forget to cover your commute times for work and school, too. Pay attention to anything that impacts your quality of life.
8. What School Do you Have in Mind?
Speaking of schools, they should go over all the different educational goals you have for your children. You, of course, want to be certain your kids have access to a good education. Make sure they inquire about your kids' ages and each of their specific interests, including extra-curricular activities.
9. Is Now the Right Time for you to Buy?
Finally, a great real estate professional will not pressure you into buying. They will not make you hurry your decision unless the perfect home has been spotted. Not only will they go over the previous nine questions with you, but they will once again cover everything up until the last minute. Your needs can change, and their inventory quickly fluctuates, too. More than anything, though, they will review your answers with you and guarantee it actually is the right time for you to buy.
Before You and Your Family Make Your Purchase
Know for sure you're making the right decision. Accomplish this when you work with an experienced and professional realtor that won't cut a single corner. Be certain they ask you the 10 key questions just presented to you. Do not undervalue how important this is.
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