Finding and buying a new home can be a very overwhelming experience, and that is one reason why a realtor can be helpful.
Realtors have a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the home-buying experience and they can offer this expertise.
I decided not to use a realtor when I purchased my first house and that was a huge mistake. I wanted to save the fees and the owner of the property wanted to close the sale on his own as well. I hired an inspector to help with the process and I decided to use a cheap company. They didn’t check any of the HVAC components and I never thought about the equipment during the sale. It was the middle of the spring season and the weather was cool and crisp. The windows were open and the breeze felt nice. A week after I moved into the house, I had to call an HVAC repair company because the air conditioner wouldn’t work. I was lucky that all of the equipment didn’t need to be replaced, but the HVAC contractor told me that the system will only last another year or two. I’ve already run into a lot of problems and the HVAC issue was just the beginning. I’ve replaced some of the plumbing in the master bathroom and the kitchen, and the floors are warped from the leaks. The whole experience has been terribly overwhelming and I wish I would have waited another year or two before I decided to buy a piece of property. I have no time to dedicate to the amount of work this palace needs.