First Time Buyer
Are you a first time buyer looking for a real estate agent in Bakersfield? Buying your first home can be a very intimidating, especially if you have never gone through the process before. There are a few things that are important to look for when buying your first home in Bakersfield. Your real estate agent in Bakersfield should have you get pre-qualified with a lender to find out how much you can purchase a home for, however, it is best to get pre-qualified with multiple lenders to see who will give you the best offer. Another thing that your real estate agent should focus on when helping you purchase your first home is finding homes with different floor plans so you can see what is best for yourself and your family.
If you are a seller looking for a real estate agent in Bakersfield, it can definitely help to know that your real estate agent has worked in the Bakersfield market for some time before. You should also check to see what your real estate agent uses as a marketing plan. A good real estate agent is going to have a multi-point marketing plan which will encompass traditional methods as well as newer digital marketing methods. Another good option could be to see who the real estate agent has already as far as buyers are concerned. If they can do an open house in your house for sale then that is even better!
This is where we see the most problems with people finding a real estate agent in Bakersfield. A lot of people will choose to use a real estate agent that is not well versed in investments. I have seen so many out of town, or new investors purchase an investment property, thinking it was a good purchase, however, when you look at their financials you see that in fact, they are not making much money at all. It is important for your real estate agent to have experience in purchasing and selling investment properties so they can help you pick the best properties to purchase to build your investment portfolio in Bakersfield over time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me and I can always give my advice.
Until Next Time,