Purchasing that first house for the first-time Kentucky home buyer is definitely one of the most exciting times in a person’s life! Because purchasing a home in one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, we have outlined a step-by-step guide to prepare you for purchasing your home. Each week, we’ll highlight the next step in the process. This week, we’re highlighting the second step in the process of homeownership: Selecting a Realtor.
Probably the most important decision you will make in buying your first home
is selecting your Realtor
. Consider the following during your decision making process:
Accredited Buyer Representative
The ABR designation is a relatively designation that has changed the way we do business. This intensive training includes topics such as negotiating for the buyer, protective clauses and the rights of the homebuyer. A Realtor who is ABR designated will be well qualified to act as your representative.
How familiar is the agent with the area? How long have they lived in the area? You would be surprised at how many agents have recently moved here from other cities or states. Ask the agent how long he/she has sold real estate. It is imperative that you hire an agent who knows the area and has a track record.
Another important issue - how comfortable do you feel with your Realtor? Did they listen to you and ask probing questions to help determine your wants and needs? The interview should touch on the agent's qualifications but should center on you.
The success of Milestone has been unsurpassed in Kentucky by attracting many of the area's most seasoned real estate professionals searching for a company with an emphasis on customer service. Milestone Realty Consultants and its exemplary agents adhere to “A Higher Standard” which ensures the most outstanding services to our clients. We are confident that when the time comes to buy a Kentucky home, you'll be able to count on a member of Milestone Realty Consultants