Below are frequently asked questions. Do you have a question for Kevin? Use the form at the bottom of this page.

I have started to search for homes online, every site is offering me a real estate agent, and friends are telling me to use their realtor. How do I know who will be representing my best interests ?

Communication is key with any relationship. At the beginning of the real estate experience you have to have a comfortable communication rapport with your agent. Yes, the agent needs to be knowledgeable, but you have to feel you can ask your agent about any concern of the transaction and know that they are communicating to you and keeping you informed, so you stay informed all the way to home ownership.

How many homes does the average buyer look at ?

Studies have shown the average buyer will view at least 15 homes before making a purchase. In my own career I would have to agree. Of course there are exceptions but with representing over 300 buyers, I plan on showing at least a dozen homes. There have been many times after showing 10 – 20 homes, we arrive back at the first couple of homes we looked at.

In the home buying process viewing the 10-20 homes is always valuable to see what your dollar will buy you and get new ideas on what else you might want in a home. Also viewing several homes you can quickly find out what you don’t want in a home also.

Who pays the real estate fees?

Typically the commissions are paid by the seller. There are buyer brokers and a buyer brokerage contract, where the buyer can hire the agent and pay their agent a commission.

How long will this process of buying a home take?

From the moment you have identified the home you have been searching for, the negotiations begin and most transactions will take 30-45 days.

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