Buying a House in Raleigh?
Buying a home for the first time can be a frustrating experience. As a first time home buyer I remember the fear of doing something wrong that would end up costing me money, time, or plain embarrassment.
I personally had doubts about every step of the process: The home inspection, if my Realtor was looking out for my interests, if the home was more than I could handle. I was so unsure of the process that when I was finally handed the keys I had to keep asking “so…I can go there now? Like…actually go move in?” I was clueless.
Best Raleigh Realtor
My time with Raleigh Realtor Marti Hampton has truly opened my eyes all these years later. Now that I am surrounded by people who have 25 years experience and who are consistently ranked as the Triangle’s top Realtor team, I have learned a few things:
1) Don’t Always Trust Online Home Values
“”Driving around neighborhoods with an agent highlights the subtleties of a given market, things not easily represented online-like how one side of a canyon gets darker earlier, making it less valuable than the other side” How would someone [searching these sites] know that at the top of El Granada, California, there’s a million-dollar ocean view when the price on Zillow is $700,000?” (Source)
2) Get Your Home Inspected
10% of buyers do not opt for an inspection, that can end up costing you some serious time and money. A Qualified Realtor like those I work with in Team Marti Hampton can often suggest reputable inspectors that can save you major headaches.
3) Get the Right Square Footage
62% of home buyers end up having regrets about not opting for more square footage. Be careful to consider if you are likely to outgrow your space.
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