Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Odds are, you are a person looking for a real estate property and have concluded that now may be the right time to buy! It is clear that the number of Delaware real estate listings has increased dramatically as compared to the amount of sales in the last few years. In some cases, this has resulted in opportunities to purchase homes at prices lower than prior years.
But, does this make every deal the best and most cost effective? Unfortunately, no. Sellers of existing homes often are facing difficult situations that make negotiations tricky. New home builders may have reduced prices. However, neither they nor their agents, whether a seller’s realtor or builder’s representative, can focus exclusively on your needs, goals, and dreams. This is true because they are hired to represent the seller’s interest.
It is critical that you find a realtor that will be an advocate for you in your purchase of Delaware real estate – one that can help you find the best value to meet your needs. The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) explains that a buyer’s representative has your best interests in mind throughout the entire real estate process and will:
§ Evaluate your specific needs and wants and locate properties that fit those specifications.
§ Research the selected properties to identify any problems or issues to help you make an informed decision prior to making an offer to purchase the property.
§ Negotiate on your behalf to help obtain the identified property -- keeping your best interests in mind.
§ Most importantly, fully-represent YOU throughout the real estate transaction.
Look for a realtor with the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation. Why? These three letters after a REALTOR's name tell you that you will be working with a buyer representative who is committed to your best interests. The ABR Designation is awarded by REBAC to those REALTORS who have met the specific educational and experiential criteria needed to provide the high level quality service required by REBAC. More details can be found at http://www.rebac.net.
As you search for properties, be sure to use the tools on our site as seen to the left of your screen. AND, jot down your wish list -- what do you really want in a house? Email it to us and we can help you find it! AND, feel free to visit our Distressed Properties page to sign up for a free list of great buys!
Robin Masland, ABR, CRS, SRES, GRI, GREEN, e-PRO
Certified Default Resolution Specialist
RE/MAX REALTY GROUP -- REHOBOTH
Specializing in Delaware real estate!
We specialize in Sussex County, Delaware real estate and have clients in Kent County and New Castle County throughout the entire state of Delaware.
Be sure to check out the Delaware real estate for sale in each of these towns: Bethany Beach Real Estate, Bethel Real Estate, Blades Real Estate, Bridgeville Real Estate, Clarksville Real Estate, Dagsboro Real Estate, Delmar Real Estate, Dewey Real Estate, Dewey Beach Real Estate, Dover Real Estate, Ellendale Real Estate, Farmington Real Estate, Felton Real Estate, Fenwick Island Real Estate, Frankford Real Estate, Frederica Real Estate, Georgetown Real Estate, Greenwood Real Estate, Gumboro Real Estate, Harbeson Real Estate, Houston Real Estate, Laurel Real Estate, Lewes Real Estate, Lincoln Real Estate, Milford Real Estate, Millsboro Real Estate, Millville Real Estate, Milton Real Estate, North Bethany Real Estate, Oak Orchard Real Estate, Prime Hook Beach Real Estate, Ocean View Real Estate, Rehoboth Real Estate, Rehoboth Beach Real Estate, Roxana Real Estate, Seaford Real Estate, Selbyville Real Estate, Slaughter Beach Real Estate, Smyrna Real Estate, South Bethany Real Estate