When you make the decision to buy your first home, the process may seem overwhelming. Having a buyer’s agent to serve as your advocate and your guide is an invaluable resource. The Donnelly Group has helped hundreds of first time home buyers buy their first home in Maryland! And, there is simply no downside to hiring a buyer’s agent since their services are typically free to the buyer because the seller usually pays all real estate commission fees.
Why You Should Have A Buyer’s Agent
There are many pitfalls to avoid when buying a home and a Buyer’s agent has fiduciary responsibility to you, as the Buyer, to ensure your interests are taken care of throughout the process. Your agent can help you understanding the results of your home inspection and what items must be addressed. When it comes to the negotiation process, an experienced agent can help navigate stubborn or intensely personal issues. Although the internet can be helpful, you should be able to rely upon your agent to guide you through this experience.
Your agent will also have information and resources about:
- First time home buyer discounts,
- Down payment and closing cost assistance programs,
- Why your appraisal is so important and what to do if it comes in low,
The Donnelly Group’s dedicated Buyer agents work exclusively with Buyers so they have the skills, training and expertise to help buyer’s negotiate the best deal!
Why You Should Get Pre-Qualified
It is important to get pre-qualified before you begin your home search. Too often, home buyers skip the pre-qualification process and end up wasting time and energy looking at homes they just can’t afford. When a lender provides you a pre-qualification, it enables you and your Realtor® to look at the right properties in your price range. More importantly, if you find a home you like, submitting an offer with a pre-qualification letter makes your offer much stronger than an offer submitted by someone without the pre-qualification.
Our agents can provide you with the names of lenders in the area that consistently provide a high level of service to our clients. However, you are always free to choose your own as well. After you get pre-qualified, The Donnelly Group will typically review your pre-approval with you so that we can help you structure an offer with the proper financial considerations and make the best possible offer! Get pre-approved today!