Homes For Sale in Glen Allen & Richmond, VA
Why use a REALTOR®?
Central Virginia Realty Inc. can help you determine your buying power. You need to know how much house you can afford before you start the search. We will provide detailed information on properties that meet your criteria.
Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. They are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. When you find a property you like your REALTOR® will help you develop an offer including the offering price and other terms.Central Virginia Realty Inc. will advise you about the importance of a home inspection and other inspections required.
- Pre-qualify with one of Central Virginia Realty Inc. mortgage lenders.
- Complete the ideal home survey sheet and discuss wish list and criteria with one for the Central Virginia Realty Inc. Agents.
- Central Virginia Realty Inc. will search the MLS and other sources available in order to prepare a list of properties.
- Central Virginia Realty Inc. will set up appointments to see the selected homes.
You can now have an agent specifically committed to representing you, from the initial selection of properties, to the contract negotiations, to the settlement table. More than one million people in the United States are licensed to sell real estate. Of those licenses, very few are Buyer Representatives. Consumer advocacy groups have endorsed such representation, and licensing laws in virtually every state are now being reformed to enable and encourage representation for the buyer. Whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced buyer, it is good to know that your real estate agent has your best interests in mind as you select a home.
Your buyer representative will appraise your particular criteria for a house and neighborhood, then search for properties that fit those specifications. Your buyer representative will set appointments for showings and monitor the market as new listings become available.
Market value is determined by many factors, including the availability of similar properties at competitive prices, location, condition, and most of all the price that a knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay. Your buyer representative will provide market data to help you establish an offering price.
There may be other considerations besides price that are equally important in structuring a purchase offer. The terms and conditions of the offer, amount of deposit and possession date are likely to be factors when an offer is made. Your buyer representative will help in your preparation of a purchase offer.
When a purchase offer is made, the sellers may be concerned with certain aspects including the ability of the purchasers to fulfill their agreement, the terms and conditions of the offer, the breakdown of closing costs between buyer and seller and even the motivations and lifestyle of the prospective new owners! Your buyer representative will help structure a negotiating strategy that will create the desired result, a new home.
A lot has to happen between signing the purchase offer and moving into a new house. Your buyer representative will attend to the details and keep you in touch with the transaction each step of the way. Sellers list their homes with real estate agents to ensure professional representation throughout the home selling process. As a buyer, you deserve the same kind of service!