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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 agent—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 “casually browsing online listings” to “getting 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 “the 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 process—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. Click here to find an agent today.

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