The listings are mine, but the info on top is not.
Find an Accredited Buyers Representative ABR®. You would be working with someone who has completed specialized training in delivering the best in buyer-representation services. Plus, a REALTOR® who has an ABR® Designation also has an established track record, with experience in representing home buyers. In most cases there is no fee to you, as the commission paid by the seller will cover your agents fee. Good luck in your search for a home and a great agent to represent your interests.
Definately hire an attorney in the area you decide to purchase. Ask your agent to give you a few names. Interview them and don't be shy about asking what their fee will be.
Buyers need agents too! You could engage an Accredited Buyers Representative to help you. Your ABR represents you and your interests by negotiating the purchase of a home at a price and on terms acceptable to you. The listing agent represents the Sellers interests. Each Agent has fiduciary duties to their clients. There are different types of Agency relationships involved in a real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers should have this explained to them by their representative.
Your question brings up questions. Are you current on your payments? Do you have good credit? Can you add on? How big is the house you have now. I will share this, I come from a family of 8, 6 children and my parents. We lived in a three bedroom home. I slept on the couch. One brother, he had his own room. Another slept on a small bed in my parents room... Getting the picture. Sometimes we do what we have to.
If you are selling you should have a realtor do a CMA Complete Market Analysis. This will give you a good idea where to start.Ultimately you and a buyer will come to "a meeting of minds" a price agreeable to both parties. That is the true Value of your home at that moment in time.