Buying a Home is personal and emotional. So the relationship with your Real Estate Agent has to be built on expertise, trust, and mutual respect. After all, they will be acting as your eyes, ears, and voice throughout the process. They have a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests and to be completely transparent and accountable for you.
Here's what a Agent with The Caldwell Team will do:
Educate you about the current market conditions
Discuss and analyze your wants and needs against your budget
Guide you to Homes that fit your criteria
Co-ordinate the work of other professionals you'll need during the process
Negotiate with the Seller on your behalf
Make sure all the required paperwork is fully completed and accurate, and make sure that deadlines are met
Work with you to resolve any challenges that may arise
And while your Agent will likely be a great source of advice on Financing, it is ultimately your responsibility to understand and secure it. So let's move onto Step 3!