Your real estate agent is going to be your representative throughout your purchasing process. You can find a real estate agent by getting a referral from a friend, a co-worker or a family member.
Here is a list of questions to use as a guide in interviewing and finding the right real estate agent for you:
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When you are driving around during your search, you may find a home that is being sold by its owner, not a real estate company. If a realtor is not involved in the transaction, there are some items that the purchaser or seller will need to handle, such as writing the sales contract, obtaining a termite report, and choosing the settlement agent. If working with a realtor, consult with him/her on how to proceed with a FSBO.