5 tips for being the go-to agent for first-time buyers
When advising new homebuyers, your expertise and understanding can make all the difference. By helping your clients make the right decisions now, they can thrive in their first home for years to come — until they're ready to move up and look to you for buying guidance once again. These five tips can help.
As your client's advocate, these are some of the more important items you can address. The more forthcoming you are, the more trust you'll build, and the likelier they'll be to pass on the good word about their favorite real estate agent.
1 "20 Things to Do Before Buying a House," Maximum Exposure Real Estate, Bill Gassett, March 14, 2016.
2 Prequalification is neither preapproval nor a commitment to lend; borrower must submit additional information for review and approval.
3 Final loan approval is subject to satisfactory appraisal and title review and no change in borrower credit and financial condition. Preapproval is subject to terms and conditions and timely submission of required documentation; ask your Lending Specialist for details. Preapproval does not commit to the continued availability of the loan program. The interest rate shown in a preapproval is based on current market rates and is not locked. You may choose to lock an interest rate after we receive the complete and executed purchase contract. Borrower must submit purchase contract within 90 days of preapproval. If the rate at time of lock is higher, or a rate lock expires prior to funding, or for adjustable-rate loan programs when the index value rises, we must determine your ability to repay the loan at the higher rate, which may lower the loan amount or invalidate the preapproval. Not available on all loan products. Not available on refinance loans.