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When should I get a real estate agent?

If you're thinking about buying a home, you may be wondering when you should get a real estate agentβ€”or if you need to get a real estate agent at all. We think it’s a good idea to connect with a real estate agent right when your home search is going from β€œcasually browsing online listings” to β€œgetting pre-approved with Better Mortgage.” A pre-approval letter will give your agent everything they need to shift your home search into gear. (And when you’re ready to make an offer, a pre-approval letter is the fastest way to tell the seller and their agent that they should take you seriously.)

While it is possible to navigate the homebuying process on your own, working with a professional comes with a ton of benefits. For one thing, an experienced real estate agent can help you research different neighborhoods and uncover β€œthe one”—aka the perfect home that also happens to fit within your budget. A real estate agent can then help you make an offer, negotiate with the seller, and manage all the finicky details that come with closing.

We have a nationwide network of trusted real estate agents who are locals in your neighborhood. If you’re thinking about buying a home, our experts can help guide you through every stage of the processβ€”from your initial home search right through to closing. Plus, when you work with one of our real estate agents and finance your home with Better Mortgage, you’ll get $2,000 off your closing costs*. Getting started is simple. You can opt in during the pre-approval process or get matched later on by reaching out to the real estate team at a time that works for you. Learn more or schedule a call with a real estate agent today.

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