Question: What is the best way to find homes in my price range?
Answer: Choose a seasoned real estate professional who is familiar with all available listings in your area. Your Realtor has access to thousands of properties for sale, and is trained to match your needs with just the right home.
Question: Can't I just look for "Open House" signs in the neighborhood I like?
Answer: This may not be a wise choice. You may waste valuable time by only seeing a fraction of the available properties, and they may not meet your needs. A knowledgeable real estate agent will inform you of all available properties, even if they are not open to the public. You may not realize it, but visiting "Open Houses" or For Sale By Owner home without your agent may cause confusion about who represents you-and you might lose your ability to work with an agent of your own choosing.
Question: Can my agent show me homes listed with another real estate company, or "For Sale By Owner" properties?
Yes. Every major real estate firm participates in the multiple listing service, and therefore, mutual cooperation is welcome. Also, most owners will work with your real estate agent and allow them to represent you.
Question: Do I have to pay a commission for these services?
Question: How much commission does my agent receive?
Answer: When you purchase a home, your agent will receive a portion of the commission, paid by the seller.
Question: How do I know what I can afford?
Answer: We recommend that you meet with a knowledgeable lender who will help you determine your purchasing power. Your offer may have more credibility with a seller when they know you have already taken the first financial step.
Question: What if I am interested in moving to another area?
Answer: Your Rodeo Realty agent can direct you to a real estate professional in any area throughout the country. If you plan to move outside the United States, Rodeo Realty has international affiliates that can help you.