How A Real Estate Agent Can Help You Part One

Dated: 11/14/2017

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If you are currently starting your search for a new home, you may be wondering whether or not a real estate agent can help you find the future house of your dreams. Realtors® are an extremely useful resource for a number of reasons, and in part one of our multi-part series, we will be looking at some of the ways that a Realtor can help to alleviate any stress or worry that you may be experiencing while house hunting.

At AmeriTeam Realty, we have helped countless residents find their dream home in Orlando and the surrounding areas of Florida, and are ready to assist you with any of your home-buying needs. Individuals place their trust in Florida’s best real estate company because of our longstanding reputation within the communities of Tampa, Miami, Palm Beach, and many other areas of Florida. To learn about a few of the ways that one of AmeriTeam’s experienced Realtors can help you, continue reading more below.

Market Conditions

Just as with any industry, the professionals working within the real estate industry have a deep understanding of current market conditions, which can save you much more money than you would expect. Similar to trading stocks, real estate revolves around both a buyer’s and seller’s market. By being informed of current market conditions, you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of a home’s true value, the willingness for sellers to negotiate on the price of their home, and how competitive the current market is.

In a buyer’s market, sellers are generally much more flexible on the price of their home as a buyer’s market is more favorable for the individual looking to purchase a home. While there are many factors that can determine a buyer’s market, the health of the economy seems to be the strongest indicator of a buyer’s market. Conversely, a seller’s market is more favorable for homeowners who are looking to sell, and can be determined by a thriving economy as well as the popularity of the area in question.

Closing Costs

When it comes time to close on a home, there are closing costs and Realtor fees that must be paid before the sale of a home. Generally, if you are working with a Realtor when buying a home, the seller will be responsible for paying the Realtor fees involved in bringing both the buyer and seller together. However, a large percentage of the closing costs will have to be paid by the buyer. This is why it is crucial to work with a Realtor who can negotiate closing costs for you, so that you can receive the fairest price possible.


Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases that someone will make in their life. As such, there is a large amount of paperwork that must be completed. By working with a Realtor, you can be sure that you aren’t signing for anything that you did not originally agree to. 

In part two of our multi-part series, we will be taking a look at a few more ways that AmeriTeam’s Realtors can help you find the home of your dreams at a price that you will love. Contact us today for more information!

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Terry Barnett

I understand that buying or selling a home in Central Florida is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. I am a highly-seasoned Central Florida Real Estate Professional, with ....