You may be ready to purchase your first home. A common question that you may ask yourself is, "how do I find a good agent?", and you may also have the question, "do I need an agent?". Instead of asking if you need an agent you should learn why hiring one could be in your best interest.
If you have experience with real estate transactions and know your way around inspections, disclosures, escrow, etc. then you may not need an agent. If you don't know how to handle all the pieces of a real estate transaction or don't have a team to help you through it then you probably need an agent to help you out.
Now we'll get into how to find a great real estate agent and what kind of things you should be looking for when searching for an agent. Like any other profession, there are good agents, mediocre agents, and bad agents. A good agent is someone who is responsive to you, that knows how to get good deals, that knows what they're doing and will fight for you, that's like gold in your pocket. Hire them.
If you're in the military finding an agent that's focused on military and has a military background themself would be a great place to start. They will be able to understand your perspective and help you navigate the home buying process. At Sentry Residential most of our agents are prior military or have a friend or family member who served. Our agents are ready to put their boots on the ground and help you purchase your first home. Connect with a Sentry Residential agent on our website www.sentryresidential.com.