Buying A House – Property Agents
Planning to buy a property? If yes, you are in the right place as we have the expertise and resources to help you out throughout the process. With thousands of properties to choose from and an extensive branch network, we can help you find the property you are looking for.
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Services We Provide – A Step by Step Guide
We have the expertise to provide a wide range of services which include:
Help with Your Search
If you are planning on buying a house, we can help you find the right property. We at RE/MAX Star provide property recommendations based on your exact requirements and expectationsWe will provide property recommendations as per your requirements and expectations. In case, properties matching your requirements are not available immediately, we will constantly search for one that matches your needs and let you know when such property becomes available. Moreover, we will also inform you about alternative options which would be suitable for you.
When you are buying a house, we play our part by arranging the viewing of the property. Most of the time, we hold the keys which means we can arrange a viewing at your convenience. However, it is also possible that time is to be agreed upon with the present owner.
We would like to add here that many people prefer weekends for property viewing and in case, several buyers have shown their interest in a specific property then an open house can be arranged. In such scenario, we will provide you with a time slot when you can visit to view the property.
We recommend that if you like a certain property then you should immediately inform us about your interest. The reason is that if it is one of the popular properties that is receiving good amount of interest and there is a delay on your part in putting the offer then you may well lose the property.
Moreover, it will be better to provide the offer in writing which confirms your position as well as provides your financial details so that there are higher chances that your offer will be accepted by client. But, we would like to add that offer is to be followed up with signing of contract between both the parties, until then involved parties are not under any legal obligation.
As a professional real estate firm, we have the depth of expertise to assist you with everything you need for an agreement while buying a house. As soon as your offer is accepted by the property owner, our team will provide you with all the details about the transaction.
After that the solicitors from both sides can start legal work. It will also be the time for you to start your mortgage application as well as make needed arrangements so that a survey can be carried out.
Wondering why you need professionals for conveyancing? Because you will need the assistance of conveyance or solicitor for handling all the legal paperwork while buying a house as well as to liaise with a solicitor that the vendor is working with.
However, if you are taking a mortgage then it is likely that mortgage firm will need you to work with a conveyancer or solicitor that they recognise. As such, you have to check whether the legal representative you select will be accepted by the lender.
Survey and Valuation
Only professionals can help you with the appropriate survey and valuation of the property when you plan to buy a house.
Surveyor will also inform lender about his opinion with respect to value of the property and help the lender make sure that the money they would be lending to you would remain safe.
Signing of Contract
Buyers and sellers are on separate sides of the fence when it comes to a property deal and bringing them on the same side is what professional property buyers do. Both sides can benefit significantly from hiring a real estate agent.
It will also be the responsibility of the conveyancer to examine whether there are any outstanding expenditures or planned works that you do not have information about. The next step will consist of creation of the draft contract and you will be receiving a report about the contract. If you do not have any objections then signing of the contract will take place and you will have to pay the deposit amount that has been decided.
After signing of the contract, your solicitor will be receiving a mortgage offer and after it is signed, mortgage will start and you will be in a position to exchange contracts and set a completion date.
Exchange of Contracts
When two legal firms representing the buyer and seller swap signed contracts, a transaction is said to be complete. At RE/MAX Star, we help you get the job done without any stress as the contract is signed by both parties which make it a legally binding transaction. Being one of the leading Estate Agents, we will also make sure that the completion date is decided upon when you will be allowed to move in.
Completion Day Formalities
On completion day you will have to pay the balance amount and after confirmation of payment by seller’s solicitor, keys will be handed over to you.
We can guide you all throughout this process and make sure it becomes a hassle free process that completes in a smooth and efficient manner. Just get in touch with us to get the ball rolling!
Should I Buy A House Without Professional Estate Agent?
Well! It is totally up to you whether you want to buy a house without a professional Estate Agent or want to opt to use one to help guide you through the process. The fact is, buying a house is one of life’s largest financial transactions and a real estate agent has the experience and expertise with buying and selling properties.
Doing it alone can be a risky bet as there are a lot of things involved and real estate agents advocate for your interests. You will have someone on your side that has your back in finding best properties and negotiations. Also, they will help you understand the complex lingo in agreements or contracts.