Three Tips To Working With A Real Estate Agent When You Prefer Doing Your Own Research

Posted on: 22 December 2017

Doing your own research is one of the best ways to find all of the details that you need. If you like to have control over your buying process, performing real estate research may become second nature when looking for a home to purchase. Although you will be able to research homes and land plots on the market, it is a better idea to have the help of a real estate agent. Here are some ways to include your real estate agent when you prefer to do your own research. 

Print out the pages to go over in-office

If you have found a number of properties that you are interested in during your research, schedule an appointment with your real estate agent. Print out a photo of each of the properties that you like. Make sure that you include the number of the property from the real estate website so that your agent can look up the information more easily. Talk to your real estate agent about why you like this property. Your agent will be able to provide you with comparable homes or plots of lands to determine if the price is fair. Your agent may also be able to give you information on how many offers have been put on to the real estate and how to best snag the property. 

Ask them to find you new properties

It can often take new properties some time to be placed on the market. This means that there is a short time where it may be in the hands of a real estate agent before you can find it yourself. Have your real estate agent present you with brand new properties that you can't find yourself through internet web searching. Having your real estate agent keep you abreast of newly available properties will allow you to get in a bid before anyone else.

Figure out if land is buildable

If you intend on purchasing land and building your own home, there are some checks that your real estate agent will best be able to perform. First, you will need to know if the land is zoned for building. The next thing that you will need to discover is whether the land has flat building terrain or if you will need to completely disrupt the soil in order to build a home. Getting all of the necessary information on a plot of land is possible with the help of a real estate agent who is able to pull the current permits and information from the prior owner.