Purchasing a home may seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. After all, it will likely be the largest and most important purchase of your life. It makes sense to turn to professionals with broad expertise and knowledge of the marketplace to make the home-buying process as streamlined and trouble-free as possible.
Sometimes, the best place to start is asking friends, colleagues or others you trust for referrals; you may also wish to leverage social media to look for recommendations. Look for a REALTOR® with whom you feel comfortable, and also ensure they have specialized knowledge of the communities that interest you and the type of home you’re looking for. A good sense of humor, attentiveness to your needs and finely honed negotiating skills are also valuable traits.
Every REALTOR® at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) New England Properties possesses the expertise and localized knowledge that will prove indispensable from listing to closing. BHHS REALTORS® also benefit from one-on-one coaching to develop qualitative skills (communications and negotiations, for example) as well as specialized training to help our sales professionals leverage quantitative resources like technology and social media.
The buying process is comprised of many steps, but it all starts with a conversation. During this initial consultation, we’ll identify your needs, priorities and lifestyle preferences, from the neighborhoods you favor to the most appealing schools. We’ll also discuss your financing options. Having a clear understanding of what you can afford to spend as a down payment as well as ongoing monthly expenditures such as the mortgage, utilities and real estate taxes will help clarify and expedite your home search. Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties REALTOR® will also facilitate the process of pre-qualifying for a mortgage and securing the most competitive rate and terms on your loan.
Once you find the home of your dreams, your REALTOR® will carefully review comparable homes recently sold in the community to determine an appropriate offer, negotiate terms and respond to possible counter-offers. When your offer is accepted, we’ll help you finalize other key decisions such as home inspections and possession dates. We’ll also offer guidance in choosing an attorney to represent you at closing and connect you with reputable moving companies.
Buying or Selling a House Out of State As a member of the Brookfield Real Estate Network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties has access to more than 68,000 of the most qualified real estate professionals throughout North America. Call or e-mail us today so we can assist you with your real estate needs anywhere in North America.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties is one of the top real estate brokerage firms in CT. More than 1600 CT Realtors work to sell homes and find homes throughout CT, MA and RI resulting in a high volume of real estate sales dollars in CT. All Connecticut CT residential properties and commercial real estate for sale can be viewed on bhhsneproperties.com and our CT real estate agents are available to show every residential and commercial property listed on MLS. Contact a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties real estate agent today. Specializing in Connecticut real estate, homes for sale, condos, apartments, and houses for rent.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties is the trade name of CTRE, LLC, and is licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.
MLS information last updated 4/16/2014 8:09:00 PM
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