Case Real Estate’s Commitment to Buyers: Buying real estate is a complex undertaking. We understand the importance of finding the ‘right fit’ to match your needs, lifestyle and budget. Our team is committed to do everything possible to provide a successful and enjoyable real estate purchase experience. Case Real Estate Realtors® will investigate, advise and council the buyer with their interest in mind, negotiate with the listing agent and will weed out properties that don’t fit your needs.
What qualifies and agent as a REALTOR®? A REALTOR® is an active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Less than half real estate agents hold the title REALTOR® and must adhere to NAR’s strict code of ethics and standards of practice and have sworn to treat all parties fairly and honestly.
Decide what is important to you and find a licensed REALTOR® that has experience in that field. Looking for land? Find an agent that is connected to the area farmers. Looking for homes in a specific community or school district? Find an agent that is active in that town that has a pulse on what’s coming up for sale. Interested in purchasing a foreclosure or property that will be up for auction? Find an agent that has experience in buying and selling at auction, short sales and foreclosures. Case Real Estate agents have longevity and experience and have fine tuned the real estate purchasing process.
If you’re going through the dissolution of property due to death, divorce or a dissolving partnership you’ll want a licensed real estate agent that has experience in the probate process.
Your buyer’s agent finds the property that meets your needs, negotiates the offer on your behalf, advises, represents you and your best interest and helps you navigate the buying process. Your buyer’s agent will also recommend professionals i.e. reliable mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, movers, etc., to help overcome setbacks and help the home buying process go as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Step one is to find a Realtor® that you trust to do the leg work for you and know your needs enough to lead you in the right direction. Buying a home from out of state is even more important that you and your Realtor® do all of the research including checking out the neighbors, stopping by at night, listening for possible noise and traffic disturbances and if you can’t make it be sure your Realtor® can be there at the inspection.
At Case Real Estate our agents have relocated themselves and have helped many others move into the Ozarks from other states. They will be your real estate relocation specialists to ensure that there are no surprises in the process and that you feel at home when you arrive.
Become familiar with your finances, know your credit score and get pre-approved by a reputable lender. Need a recommendation? Ask one of our Agents. Discuss with your Realtor® about all the possible expenses you should expect and plan accordingly. Beyond the financials, make a list of your must-have features and deal breakers; this will help your agent find the perfect property for you.
Proper preparation is key. Having steady employment, improving your credit score, keeping your debt-to-income ration below 41% and building your savings for a down payment are highly recommended. These behaviors will help you get a pre-approval letter from your lender. Need specific advice for your situation? Call on of our agents so they can refer you to a local lender that can help!
When you are truly ready to purchase a home it is best to have a good credit score, have steady employment, dollars saved for a down payment, debt-to-income ratio below 41%, a pre-approval letter from your lender and know if you want a fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage.
Anytime you need a roof over your head is a good time to buy. Working exclusively with a local, real estate expert can help you determine what key factors are most important to you. Discussing your real estate goals with your REALTOR® will allow them to search for ideal properties, notify you as soon as they become available and secure the most favorable terms. Investing in real estate is investing in your future.
Buying a house and property can be an emotional decision, but there are ways to make it a more profitable one. Whether the house is for sale by owner, listed with an agent, in foreclosure or about to sell in an auction, there is a way to get the best deal for you and a qualified real estate agent will get you there. The most important piece is that the house and/or property is right for you.