Top 6 Tips For Buying A Home

When it comes to buying a home, there are several important things to consider when hiring a real estate agent to represent and work for you. These 6 tips will show you what you need in order to buy a house.

How can a realtor help you buy a house?

You want to make sure that you find the ideal home for you and your family, that you don’t overpay for that home, and that you don’t miss out on any options available to you. Along the way, you should feel empowered due to being fully educated on the process you are entering into. Here are the top traits to look for when hiring an agent to help you buy a home:

Education In Home Buying

When hiring a real estate agent to represent you, much of the time you spend together should be your agent educating you about the market, the buying process, and how you can position yourself as the strongest buyer possible. The more educated you are, the better decisions you and your family are able make when you do find the home that is right for you.

Discovering your true needs and wants

A great agent will dig deep and not only ask what features of a home you are looking for, but will discover why these are important to you.

Searching and Hunting

Once you have become educated and have discovered your big "whys" when it comes to buying, it will be time to go house hunting. A great agent will search through all the mediums necessary to find your ideal home, and will make sure that you do not miss out on any options. Your ideal home may be one that is not currently on the market. If this is the case, a great agent would make a point to reach out to the current homeowner. Make sure you hire an agent who will hunt endlessly for you.

Available when you are

In certain markets a home can sell quickly. Your agent and their team must make sure they are available to go house hunting with you when you are available and free to do so. Make sure you hire an agent that will be available when you need them to be, so you don’t miss out on anything.


It is your agents job to get you the best deal on your home as possible. A great agent will be versed in the art of negotiating, and the best agents will allow you, as well as everyone else in the deal, to walk away feeling heard and that they have won. Make sure to hire an agent who has top notch negotiating skills.

Ability to manage various moving parts and people

Once your home goes under contract, a process begins that involves many moving pieces, parts, dates, deadlines and appointments. The “under contract” process can be a smooth one, or can be a very stressful and mismanaged one. 28% of real estate contracts fail for some reason or another. A top real estate agent not only has the attention to detail, but the systems, tools and resources to manage all the moving parts of your contract; this way you do not need to worry about anything.

If you are considering buying a home, I would love to sit down with you, get to know you and your goals, and discuss if us working together is a great fit.

Contact Matt Shoup Today!

I'm here to help you sell or buy the perfect house here in Northern Colorado.

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