Any major purchase requires research, careful analysis, consideration, and thought. Home buying isn't any different!
Determining the right location, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms needed, and outdoor space are the easier things. However, there are many other things that factor into your decision such as- APCO Shoreline (Dock) Permits, Elevation Restrictions, HOA's or how Smith Lakes' water fluctuation will affect your property. From your initial search to the moment you get the keys to your new home, we will be there, guiding you through the process.
As Smith Lake Experts, we can help educate you on the different neighborhoods and other local community amenities that suit your lifestyle.
Many Buyers think they can save money or expedite the process of Buying a Home by just contacting the Listing Agent for a Property they have interest in, and this can work but we'll lay out compelling reasons to get your own BUYERS AGENT:
1. Won't I save money by just calling the Listing Agent? No, The Commission is set in the Listing Agreement and now the Listing Agent just gets more Commission and already has a previous relationship with the Seller.
2. Doesn't the Listing Agent know the Property better? This is likely, but again..... The Listing Agent already has a relationship with the Seller and now has to balance their duties to both the Buyer and Seller thus many times becoming a "Facilitator" as opposed to YOUR AGENT.
3. Many Agents don't feel comfortable representing both BUYER & SELLER. At that point Agents become "Limited Consensual Dual Agents" with responsibilities to both parties and many times makes Agents uncomfortable.
4. Lack of Seller Disclosures. Alabama is a Caveat Emptor State, the english is "Buyer Beware. In Alabama the Seller is only required to disclose Health or Safety related concerns, thus making Home Inspections doubly important.
There are other reasons to have an Agent dedicated only to you and the smooth purchase of your Smith Lake Home, but the bottom line is a Buyers Agent works for YOU, not the Seller.
We can make buying a home on Smith Lake simple !
As your buying agents, we can help streamline the process of buying a lake home and make it easier for you. We've aligned ourselves with the top professionals in the industry, and once an offer has been accepted, we will personally help facilitate the process to close on the home. By working closely with lenders, APCO Shoreline Services, title and escrow companies, home inspectors, and home warranty companies we will provide you with the best service possible!
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Contact us today to find out how we can be of assistance to you!