• Why Buy Your Next Home with a Realtor?

        Why should I buy my next Home with a Realtor? 

        It’s a question many people like yourself ask themselves when making the potentially largest purchase of a lifetime. Before you start your search for a new home, consider working with a Realtor. And not just any Realtor, do your research, ask friends and family what Realtor they used. A great Realtor can provide you with invaluable information in a number of ways and potentially save you thousands at no cost to you.

        So you ask, “What can a Realtor can do for me as I search for a home?” They will:

        • Help you determine how much home you can afford
        • Explain financing options and help you find the right loan  you and your family
        • Give you trusted loan officers to weigh your financial options with
        • Assist in your home search through the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and other online sites
        • Provide objective data about each property — including information you might not realize is available

        What will a Realtor do for me once I find a perfect home?”, they will:

        • Protect your interests by acting as your personal expert negotiator
        • Help you get and understand any homeowner association documents
        • Coordinate appraisals and provide assistance to your lender 
        • Walk you through a home inspection and help you understand the condition of a property as well as provide trusted contractors to complete repairs
        • Use professional expertise to resolve any issues that may arise with the seller that could delay closing or void the contract
        • Explain financial costs such as earnest money deposits, escrow accounts, and closing costs
        • Represent you during the final walk-through to make sure everything is in order and any repairs have been made properly
        • Work with you and the seller’s agent to have a smooth closing by explaining what exactly you will need for settlement

        Even AFTER settlement has concluded, a great Realtor continue as your real estate professional and will assist your needs throughout home ownership. 

        Are you thinking about starting your home search? The local experts at Ask Gina & Company have successfully closed hundreds of transactions since 1996 and would gladly extend their professional real estate advice and skills to you. Call 703-574-3478 to unlock the possibilities!