Should you hire a real estate professional to help you when buying a home in Tucson, Oro Valley, Catalina, or Marana? Or should you try to go on your own first? In today’s real estate market in the Tucson area, you need an experienced professional!
You Need an Expert Guide for the Tucson Real Estate Market
Buying a home is loaded with landmines; you need a true expert to guide you through the dangerous pitfalls that currently exist. In the Tucson area, one potential landmine is polybutylene pipes. You might see them mentioned as ‘poly’ or ‘poly pipes’ in home listings. These pipes can be found in homes built within certain years. Some buyers shy away from homes with poly pipes completely, but what if your dream home in the perfect location has those pipes? An experienced Tucson realtor can guide you through a thorough home inspection to a solution.
Also, finding a home that is priced appropriately and is ready for you to move into can be tricky. An agent listens to your wants and needs, and can sift through the homes that don’t fit within the parameters of your “dream home.” This can save you a lot of time looking; but I’ve also worked with plenty of buyers who want to see as many homes as possible. Personally, I’m happy to accommodate the needs of both types of buyers.
A great agent will also have relationships with mortgage professionals and other experts that you will need when buying a home in Tucson. I regularly guide my buyer clients through the complicated and sometimes intimidating financial process.
You Need a Skilled Negotiator When Buying a Home in Tucson
In today’s Tucson real estate market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of dollars. Even in a seller’s market, there’s room for negotiating in your home buying process. Each step of the way – from the original offer to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
Realize that when an agent is negotiating his or her commission with you, they are negotiating their own salary; the salary that keeps a roof over their family’s head; the salary that puts food on their family’s table. If they are quick to take less when negotiating for themselves and their families, what makes you think they will not act the same way when negotiating for you and your family?
If they were Clark Kent when negotiating with you, they will not turn into Superman when negotiating with the buyer or seller in your deal.
Famous sayings become famous because they are true. You get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good agent will save you money…not cost you money.
I’d love to help you gain the advantage when buying a home in Tucson or the surrounding areas of Oro Valley, Marana, Catalina, Dove Mountain, or one of our fantastic active adult retirement communities. Let’s talk today!