Century 21 AAA North Real Estate Blog

 

It’s 2017, and the real estate business is in a unique place, a very different place than it was in even just five years ago. Currently, the market is one of low housing inventory and high buyer demand (lots of buyers fighting it out for fewer ‘for sale’ homes). Long story short, it's a hot seller’s market. So what does this mean for buyers? Here are some rules to live by if you’re looking to buy.

1. Get pre-approved

This is a big one – it shows how the market has changed over time. The days when you could just waltz into an open house and make an offer are fleeting. In today’s seller’s market, to be taken seriously, you must have a pre-approval. Your offer without one, while entirely sincere, simply won’t work in this competitive
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Today’s buyers and sellers agree – hiring a Realtor® is the way to go if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Buyers agents help buyers find the home of their dreams and sellers agents help sellers get top dollar for their home and sell it in a timely manner. 92% of buyers and 89% of sellers used a real estate agent in 2016.* Here are the reasons why:


Fiduciary responsibility – to you, yourself, and YOU

If you decide to use a Realtor®, their fiduciary responsibility is to you, yourself, and YOU. That means they’re in your corner no matter what, guiding you through the whole process. I mean, who doesn’t want a trained, licensed expert with your best interest in mind guiding you through the complicated process of buying or

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