‘Tis the season for love, with Valentine’s Day around the corner. It ‘tis also the season for the Boise real estate market to pick up as spring fever is upon us and people are starting to look at buying a new home.  If you are among those falling in love with the idea of some new digs, here’s why it is important to enlist the help of a professional Realtor® right from the beginning.

A good buyer’s agent will get you started on the right foot. She will sit down and chat with you, to get an idea of what you are looking for, at what price and in what area of town. She will ask lots of questions to narrow down the field and get you set up on a property search that can be emailed to you at your convenience. Your agent may also describe to you the current state of the real estate market you are considering and advise you on steps you should take to be ready to buy a house. This may include suggestions to find a lender for the type of loan you are looking for to get you pre-approved so you are ready when you find the house you want.

You will work together as you go through the process of viewing properties, making an offer, negotiating, home inspection and appraisal, all the way to closing and getting the keys to your new home! Your agent will be available to you to answer any questions throughout the transaction and ensure your best interests are always at the forefront. A real estate professional should offer you the pinnacle of service so that you are never left wondering about anything.

Likewise, if you have an existing home to sell before you buy a new property, find out what your agent can offer you for a strategy to list, stage and market your home. Coordinating all of the moving parts can sometimes feel overwhelming to homeowners, so this is where your agent can help you navigate all of the details to ensure a smooth transition.

Whether it’s your first home purchase, or your fourth, there will always be some stress involved when dealing with likely your largest sale or purchase; however, having an experienced and trustworthy Realtor® on your side will make the process as worry free as possible and have you settled in to your new dream home in no time!

Your offer has been accepted, now what? Here's what your Buyer's Agent will help navigate for you:

If you are considering buying or selling, please give us a call! Templeton Real Estate Group—208.473.2203 or via the web. For buyers, we have specialists who will focus on you, the buyer. For sellers, we offer a free and confidential consultation. And, remember if you choose to list with us, we offer a complimentary staging service that, combined with our marketing expertise, will sell your house for more. You may not need to spend a lot in improvements to sell…staging may be all you need to make your house shine. We are TOP BOISE REAL ESTATE agents who know Boise real estate.

By Bonnie Way Snider, Licenced Realtor® and Blogger


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