Recently I’ve discussed how to choose a great agent if you are selling your Eichler. But what if you are interested in purchasing an Eichler? Basically, as in selling a home, a good realtor is an important first step when you are looking for any home. Finding a knowledgeable agent is particularly important if you have your heart set on buying an Eichler. Eichler real estate is a specialized market; and your agent should know the local real estate market, understand Eichler homes – both the good and the bad – and be able to notify you immediately when an Eichler that looks promising is put up for sale (or, better yet –be aware of advance listings, which might help you get a jump on a particularly appealing home).
In choosing a buyer’s agent, you can talk to several realtors to find the one that is a good fit. Your realtor should:
- Have a current real estate license.
- Be a good listener. For most of us, buying a home is the most important purchase we’ll ever make. It is important for your realtor to understand your needs, your wants, and your finances.
- Be loyal. Your agent should always act in your best interest.
- Be experienced . Buying a home can be complex; an experienced agent will be able to guide you through the process from finding the home and making the offer to arranging financing and sealing the deal.
- Be in the loop. You’ll want your realtor to have access to all Eichler listings in the area you are interested in. An Eichler specialist may also have knowledge of homes that are “off market” or Eichlers that will be listed soon.
If you are thinking about purchasing an Eichler home, our website is a great place to begin your search. We have extensive information on Eichler neighborhoods, comprehensive listings of Eichlers for sale throughout California, and hundreds of photos of gorgeous Eichlers on our Remodel Gallery pages. To find out about upcoming Eichler listings, sign up for our Listings Alerts or visit us on Facebook for all the latest Eichler news.
For expert representation when buying an Eichler home contact us via Internet at EichlerForSale.com or call 415-Eichler (415 342-4537).