FINDING YOUR HOME WE WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. The reviewing process is an educational one. We begin with your ‘Wish List’ and will consult with you as you view various properties. We believe your dream home is out there. We further hone in on your wishes, allowing you to start altering some of your wants based on what you’ve seen and learned. Wemert Group Realty Agents are patient, and we are not on a deadline or quota. We will take as long as necessary to find your home, and will never pressure you. WE WILL PARTNER WITH YOU ON FINDING A HOME THAT WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS Set you up on a home search using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Review Active Listings with you Schedule Showings for you to view properties Review requirements (Number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, etc.) THESE ARE A FEW OF THE MOST COMMON WAYS YOU MAY FIND A HOME: MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (MLS) PORTAL See more about this below FOR SALE BY OWNER (FSBO) If you find a property which is listed as a FSBO, please contact your Agent. Your Agent can arrange a showing and ensure that you are protected throughout the sale should you decide to purchase the property. BUILDERS + NEW CONSTRUCTION When visiting a builder without your Agent be sure to let them know you are working with one. Your Agent has your best interest in mind, and will be there every step of the way and make sure you and your interests are kept in mind throughout the entire transaction. ZILLOW, REALTOR.COM, HOMES.COM... When it comes to viewing properties on Zillow, Realtor.com, Redfin, Homes.com and many other sites online, we wish for you to know that although many of these sites look good they are not accurate or reliable when it comes to the available homes in our market. Even the CEO of Zillow says you should ask a real-estate agent to find out what a home is worth! See page 20 to see what he has to say! OPEN HOUSES When visiting an open house without your Agent be sure to let them know you are working with one. Your Agent has your best interest in mind, and will be there every step of the way and make sure you and your interests are kept in mind throughout the entire transaction. Keep in mind the agent at the open house more than likely is representing the seller and their interests. UNDERSTANDING YOUR MLS HOME SEARCH PORTAL WHAT IS THE MLS + HOW DOES IT WORK? While the MLS may look like one large national database, it’s actually a suite of approximately 700 regional databases. And they’re quite territorial: Each regional MLS has its own listings, and agents pay dues to access and post homes on each one. Home sellers can’t post their home directly to the MLS, because access to this database is limited to licensed agents and brokers who pay for membership. Once a Realtor has a client selling a home, they gather the necessary details such as the square footage, number of bedrooms, and other noteworthy attributes—as well as photos—then post a complete (and hopefully eye-catching) listing on their client’s behalf.
You can heart your favorite homes! light bulb properties that look interesting - and trash those which don’t fit your criteria to provide feedback for your agent clicking this photo will open a gallery of the home’s available photos! clicking this number will allow you to see more information and photos about the property! HOW WILL THIS HELP ME FIND A HOME? Your agent will set you up on a search for your new home, and you will be notified when a new property enters the market which meets your criteria. Your agent can help adjust this criteria for you over time as you determine your needs and wants. Properties will be emailed directly to you and you will be able to click the link and view information about the home and photos. FAVORITE, LIKE OR LET YOUR AGENT KNOW YOU DON'T LIKE A PROPERTY RIGHT FROM YOUR COM- PUTER Your agent will set you up on a search for your new home, and you will be notified when a new property enters the market which meets your criteria. Your agent can help adjust this criteria for you over time as you determine your needs and wants. Properties will be emailed directly to you and you will be able to click the link and view information about the home and photos. DID YOU KNOW? Even the CEO of Zillow thinks you should ask a real-estate agent to find out what a home is worth! “ We are often asked if Zillow’s home valuations are accurate. Did you know the founders of the site always viewed the Zestimate as a starting point, a figure that would give a general sense of a home’s worth? Zillow’s CEO even said himself Zillow was never meant to replace real-estate agents, but to give consumers access to home-value information. He added... . We call it a Zestimate and not a zeppraisal and not a zeprice. It’s meant to be a starting point,” “To determine a more accurate opinion of a home’s value, you should hire a real-estate agent, or more to the point, you should sell the house and then you will know how much it’s worth. ”