When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a first time homebuyer or have gone through the process of buying many times, having a local real estate agent who knows the neighborhood you are looking to move into, as well as the trends of that local area, should be your goal.
One great example of a real estate agent who is in your corner and is always looking out for your best interests is one of the main characters on ABC’s Modern Family, Phil Dunphy.
For those who aren’t familiar with the TV show, the character Phil is a real estate agent with a big heart who always strives to do his best for his family and his clients.
In one recent episode of Modern Family, Phil even shared the oath that he created and holds himself accountable to:
"On my honor, I promise to aid in man's quest for shelter, to recognize I'm not just in the business of houses -- I'm in the business of dreams in the shape of houses. To disclose all illegal additions, shoddy construction, murders, and ghosts. And to put my clients' needs before my own."
While this might seem silly, and it was definitely written with humor in mind, the themes of helping someone achieve the American Dream and putting a client's needs above your own are not to be taken lightly.
When you make the decision to enter the housing market, as either a buyer or a seller, make sure you look for a local real estate agent who exemplifies these values and will help you through every step of the process of buying or selling.
Source: Keeping Current Matters