Chelsea Asks… I want to hire a real estate agent to help me find a home. What should I expect?

The agent you choose to represent you in the purchase transaction should do the following for you…

  • Put together a database/list of homes currently on the market that meet your criteria. Criteria may include type of property, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, and a one or two car garage, etc.
  • Set up showings of the homes that meet your criteria.
  • Help determine the marketability of your current property.
  • Write and submit a contract on the property you are interested in buying. The Realtor should assist in negotiation with the seller pertaining to the contract.
  • Submit a copy of the signed contract to the lender, once it is accepted, so that the lender can move forward with your loan process.

Make sure you find a professional who is knowledgeable and friendly. The team of professionals that you put together for your transaction  – from the agent to the mortgage broker to the inspector and insurance agent – is vitally important to having a successful and ON TIME closing!

Meet Cheryl!

About Cheryl

As a successful business owner and community leader, Cheryl Braunschweiger is known and respected for getting things done with a degree of skill and enthusiasm that bring out the best in those around her - colleagues, clients and friends. The name of her business, ALMC Mortgage, reflects Cheryl's philosophy and personality. She says it stands for All Loans Must Close –a reflection of her determination to do whatever it takes to serve her clients. Cheryl has been in the mortgage lending business for 20 years. Read More About Cheryl
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