If you’re a first-time home buyer and you spot the property that has everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more it can be tempting to put pedal to the metal and close the deal as quickly as possible. But slow down! You need to ask lots of questions to help you negotiate with the seller for a good price. No home is perfect beneath the surface, and few know this better than your real estate agent. That means it’s time to sit down with this professional and pepper him or her with questions about the property you’re hoping to make your own.
Do you have experience with VA or FHA financing?
How will we communicate?
How long will the process take?
Should I have any home inspection?
How much does a home inspection cost?
How long have you been a real estate agent?
Are you familiar with the area in which I am looking to purchase?
Do you specialize in home buying or selling?
Do you work individually or with a team?
Is now a good time to buy a house?
What do you know about foreclosures?
Do you work as a full time agent?
How much do you charge?
How will you help me find a home that matches my wants and needs?
How many clients are you currently working with?
What credit score do I need to buy a house?
How do you make an offer?
What is included in the home sale?
Can I get a home warranty?
What all is included in my closing costs?