Most people jump on a website like Zillow or Trulia and start shopping for properties before they truly know the process of buying a home. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
A REALTOR is much more than a person who opens the door for you to view the home. Choosing the right REALTOR is important as you will heavily rely on them as your advisor, negotiator, liaison, and local expert. Albeit fun and exciting, the buying process can be long and complex, so ensuring that you have the right person at your side to guide you through the process is paramount.
If you plan to finance the purchase of your new home with a mortgage, then you will also be working closely with a mortgage professional. Your REALTOR should have strong lender relationships in place, so you should be able to rely on them for direction. The first step with a lender is the “Pre-Approval Letter” which will ensure that you’re looking at homes in the proper price range.
An important service that any buyer can sign up for with our agents is automatic property updates. It ensures that you’re receiving accurate information and real time updates, and it provides access to listings days before the information is available on most public websites. In a market like Philadelphia, properties often move quick, so having the updates set up might be your edge.
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Ian is a realtor I'd very highly recommend to anyone who wants someone they can trust to get the job done while also keeping you comfortable. I enjoyed hearing his advice about the city as he attentively drove us to many apartments I'd expressed interest in. His top knowledge allowed him to also spontaneously think up other buildings I hadn't thought of and take me there. I ended up setting on one of his spontaneous suggestions that he took me to see after our tour was over. I enjoyed him both professionally and also as a person and I plan to use him again whenever I am searching for a new home! Highly recommend.
Dillon was excellent! He made sure he knew what we were looking for and only recommended relevant properties. He always responded to any questions or concerns in a timely matter and never had us waiting. I couldn't recommend Dillon enough, by far the easiest realtor I have ever worked with!
Tim was great throughout the whole process - very knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the future!
This was my very first home purchase and Andrew was beyond helpful! He walked me through the entire process and was happy to answer every and all questions. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he is organized, prompt, and GETS AND KEEPS the ball rolling making the entire process a lot less stressful.
Andrew was extremely responsive, resolved all issues and protected my interests without question. If you wish to work with the equivalent of a “used car salesman” they are plentiful and stand on the corners flagging down people. If you want to work with the best, give Andrew a call.
I had a very positive experience buying a downtown condo with Ryan as my agent. I was impressed with his knowledge of the Philadelphia real estate market and I found his approach to be personal and thorough. Ryan provided a bunch of options – some of which he thought worked well with my lifestyle and some just good value. Since I’m a finance professional, I was pleased that he wasn’t shy to put numbers to a spreadsheet and run sensitivities on valuation which reflected his own diligence to add color to the comps. Also, he had thoughtful answers concerning dynamics associated with purchase negotiations and was knowledgeable on closing mechanics. Most important for me, my impression of his advice was honest and impartial to his spread.
Tim is truly the ultimate real estate sales professional. He brings to the table a vast array or real estate knowledge, professionalism, and is super personable. Tim was always there to answer my questions whenever I had them, and got the deal done without any worry on my part. You can trust Tim, and I recommend him in the highest regard.
Ryan was extremely helpful and responsive in getting us through the entire purchase process. We were first time home buyers, and he took the time to inform us of anything we may need to know. Ryan worked with our busy work schedules, which was extremely helpful. We thought we knew what we were looking for, but he showed us something completely different and it was the apartment we ended up buying, and love today! Highly recommended!!
Andrew was thoroughly attentive and professional. His response to inquiries was very quick and he went out of his way to ensure that all aspects of the purchase went smoothly. I highly recommend him.
My husband and I have been working with Tim for approximately 6 mos for both selling our home and buying a new one. He has gone above and beyond with helping us to not only sell our house within a week of going on the market but with finding the perfect next home. Tim's knowledge, expertise, and negotiation skills have made this process very smooth. He always responds as soon as possible and does his best to assist in any way! We highly recommend Tim and Copper Hill Real Estate!