02 May 2022 Why education matters when buying a house
One thing I know for certain when it comes to buying a house: You will lose money if you don’t know what you’re doing.
With my years of real estate experience, I can help keep that from happening to you.
I grew up in a family where we had to budget for our spending. Since my parents didn’t have a lot of money, I learned it’s important to save people money when they’re buying a house.
So, when I became a real estate agent, saving my clients money became a top priority.
How can I do this for you? By educating you throughout the home buying process.
As a former 5th grade and 9th grade teacher, I know what it’s like to teach people in an academic setting.
These days, I take what I’ve learned as an educator and apply it to a real estate setting. Because real estate is an educational opportunity.
For instance, I educate people on how real estate terms like due diligence and repair agreements work. If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, here’s a basic definition of each:
- Due diligence: This is when you take a close look at a property’s physical and financial condition, so that you can have a better idea of what it’s really worth.
- Repair agreement: This outlines the deal that the home buyer makes with the seller to perform additional repairs to the house. Sometimes the seller agrees to pay a certain amount for repairs.
There are, of course, other terms that you should be aware of when buying a house. And helping you understand these terms is what I do.
Because, if you want to save money, education matters when you’re buying a house.
For example, I once got a client $5,000 back in repair agreements and $10,000 as an adjustment from their appraisal. In this “sellers” market, you need someone on your side as a buyer.
And I’ve saved other clients hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, all because they allowed me to teach them the finer points of real estate.
When you’re buying a house, it’s easy to let the real estate agent do all the thinking for you. It’s much simpler if you just follow whatever real estate suggestion they make with no questions asked.
That way, you don’t have to put too much brain power behind decisions regarding topics like repair agreements.
But that’s not how I operate.
While I definitely want you to follow my suggestions, I also want to teach you why I’m making those suggestions.
By educating you why I’m making certain suggestions, you can have a better idea of whether or not to follow those suggestions.
This means you’re better prepared for navigating the home buying process should you ever decide to purchase another home.
I don’t just want to help you find a North Carolina house. I want to help you save money by teaching you what my real estate experience has taught me.
So, if you’re planning to buy a house in Raleigh (or elsewhere in NC), let’s talk.
Extra education and extra money often go hand-in-hand when you work with me.