How can buyers narrow their search, making the most efficient use of their time?
In a town as large and diverse as Greenwich, the most efficient way to narrow the search for a new home is to connect with the right real estate agent.
Buyers should consider interviewing a few agents to make sure the person they choose is a good fit for them.
While there are many skilled, knowledgeable agents in town, not every agent is the perfect match for every buyer.
The right agent will not only listen to what is on the buyer’s wish list but will also ask important questions that may help the buyers to narrow their search.
For example, many young families move to Greenwich due to the lure of low real estate taxes, great schools and short commutes.
However, buyers are often surprised (and confused) when they see how many unique neighborhoods exist within Greenwich.
The right agent will spend time with the buyers to determine the house and neighborhood that best suits their needs.
While buyers are wise to present a wish list to their agent, they should also trust their agent to occasionally deviate from the wish list when checking out homes.
Agents that take time to get to know their buyers are in a good position to know what concessions the buyers may be willing to make.
Purchasing a home is an enormous investment.
The complicated decision-making process involves more than just making a smart financial choice.
There is also a deeply emotional and personal component. Given this, it is hard to make the process completely efficient.
At the end of the day, finding the right home may take some time, but time spent upfront, finding the right agent, will help to streamline the overall process.
Trish Clark, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,
203-273-4214 cell, email@example.com