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Must I have a agent to view homes?

Must I  use an agent to view homes?
  • August 23 2013 - Wilmington
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The simple answer is no.  You can view Open Houses normally every weekend.  These may not be the houses that you are looking to see but are available to anyone - even those without an agent.  

To purchase a home, you truly do need to put together a team which include the following - a lender, an appraiser, a settlement attorney, a home inspector and a Realtor who understands the area and can facilitate your home purchase plan with the ultimate goal of settling on your new home.  

As stated below, you should find a Realtor who you are comfortable working with, who can steer you through the multitude of processes involved in the home purchase process.  Best of luck in finding and settling on your new home..........................chris
  • August 24 2013
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The short answer is Yes. If you are interested in buying a home why would you not want to work with an agent. Our service to buyers is Free, we do all the ground work in searching for suitable homes, and we advise and negotiate on your behalf. The only thing I require from a buyer is that they are at least Pre- qualified by a lender so we know what price range to be searching for suitable homes.
  • August 23 2013
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Short answer is YES.

Are you interested in the property as a potential purchase? or just to see the inside?
Agents get a lot of people who just want to window shop and see how people decorate their homes, or floorplans.  Unfortunately this is a complete waste of time for agents & sellers.

If you truly have an interest as a potential purchaser, you can contact any local agent to help with scheduling.  No seller would ever allow access to their property without being accompanied by either the listing agent or buyers agent.
  • August 23 2013
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You can deal with the listing agent, but you can't view homes unescorted.
  • August 23 2013
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I would recommend you get an agent.  Most potential buyers have difficulty scheduling appointments when they are having to call each listing agent directly.

Good Luck!
  • August 23 2013
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If they are listed with a Realtor you do. You can't access the house unless you get the owner to let you in. You can tell if a Realtor has it listed, there will be a For Sale sign in the yard and the company that has it listed. Call another company to ask to go see it with an agent.
  • August 23 2013
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