By Tom GlynnAssociated PressBARTON, N.M. (AP) For many buyers, it’s the only way to be sure a house is worth the price it is asking.
It’s the easiest way to buy a house and know if it’s a good deal or not.
But some real estate experts say the checklist is not always a good thing.
Real estate experts, such as Dan Hirsch, say they have found a common thread between the checklist and real estate agents.
They say it’s easy to buy something at a discount because the agent thinks it’s worth more than it actually is.
“When you have a real estate agent, there’s a lot of pressure,” said Hirsch.
“They’re not necessarily the only ones who are doing it, but they’re the ones who should be doing it.”
Some real estate salesmen say the key is to have a good relationship with the real estate company, rather than just a handshake or a handshake and a check.
Hirsch said a handshake is important to have.
“We want to make sure that the realtors have a relationship with us,” he said.
“That’s really what it’s all about.
The more that we have a personal relationship with them, the better we’re going to be.”
A real estate appraisal can also help you find a better deal.
“If you’re a buyer, it might be hard to figure out what the sale price is.
You may need to go to the realtor and see if they can give you the price,” said Dan Hodge, president of Hirsch Real Estate.
Realtor Dan Hokey is also a member of the Real Estate Council of New Mexico, which is a nonprofit that helps real estate brokers and buyers find homes for sale.
Hokey said he believes the checklist can help real estate buyers.
“The real estate industry is really a very complicated, complicated industry,” he explained.
“The realtor is a very, very important person in your life.”
Hokeys advice is to get to know the real house before you buy it.
“It can be a great tool, but I would recommend just looking at the home first, not the checklist,” he advised.
But it is not necessarily a bad thing.
Real estate agent Dan Hoyle said if the real home is selling for more than you can afford, that can help you know if you should buy it or not.
“You can always say, ‘You know what?
I’m going to get a second mortgage on the house,’ and I might not have to pay $100,000,” he added.”
It’s a tool, I understand that.
It may make you feel good, but it’s not going to make you an agent.”
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