Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Where thou art, that is home.”
Trying to tell this to a prospective home owner, however, will perhaps produce anxiety rather than confidence.
The process of buying a home can be an intimidating and nigh-on impenetrable process to the uninitiated. Buyers often have fears and concerns, especially when moving between states – and with good reason. Entering a real estate market you are unfamiliar with requires a trustworthy guide.
Below, Tina Huber, an associate broker with Exclusive Relocation of Atlanta, shares five reasons why finding a good Atlanta realtor will save you a lot of trouble.
1. Access to detailed market information
The skill and knowledge of a good realtor is key, not only to finding a home that will fit the buyer’s needs but also to more practical concerns. The buyer will often save a lot of time and money by choosing a real estate agent who has access to the kind of market information usually restricted to licensed professionals.
2. Intimate knowledge of Atlanta and its surrounding neighborhoods
A local real estate agent will have the resources and contacts to make sure the buyer gets exactly what they are looking for. Atlanta is a big place made up of an unending variety of neighborhoods – buyers need someone who can navigate confidently in this environment.
3. Familiarity with extra services
Information on homes, schools, property taxes, communities, employment opportunities, daycare and more can be found with the help of an Atlanta real estate agent. Whether you are starting a family or are just moving to the city for work, this information is of key importance to buyers.
4. Peace of mind
A good real estate agent will make you feel confident in your choice of home. Keep an eye out for an Atlanta agent that listens well and understands your needs. It is imperative that you trust their judgement and that they are familiar with your preferences.
5. Getting the time to experience the culture of Atlanta
Now that you don’t have to conduct your own research into neighborhoods and real estate markets, you have the time to truly become acquainted with your prospective community. Why not explore local theatres, cafes and parks? With a hard-working real estate agent behind you, you’ll have the time to find the parts of Atlanta that feel like home.