Looking for homes for sale could be one of the biggest decisions in your life. Buying a home is a major investment, and finding the right people to help you with it can be all the difference in the world. While homes are major investments, they’re even riskier for those working in the military. The risk is due to the complicated life of military members such as PCS.
Changing stations every few years could leave the future of your home in limbo. The entire ordeal can be easier when working with the right realtor.
Finding the Right Realtor for the Job
Realtors, just like all other professionals, can be good or bad. Some can get the job done with as little fuss as possible in as little time, and others can’t. Naturally, we all want to hire the right person for the job. Buying a home can be stressful because of all the paperwork and finances. We don’t want to worry about the little details.
Finding a lender can guide you to finding a good realtor. Your lender will help you with VA loans and with sorting out your finances. They can help you find ways to finance your big purchase using VA benefits. Lenders often have experience with realtors and might be able to recommend the best ones they’ve worked with.
Social media is another great tool to help you land an excellent realtor. You can join social media groups that include people from your base or the base that you’re moving to. These groups will often have people that went through the same dilemma. Realtors will also likely post ads or posts on these groups to announce their services. These groups are more likely to be controlled when compared to generic review sites. Generic sites can easily be tampered with as people can create fake accounts to post multiple fake good or bad reviews. However, there shouldn’t be any fake accounts on these military groups as most people will be accounted for and well-known within the base.
Finally, you should rely on word of mouth. Ask other members of your military family for help. The people on the base weren’t born there. They, like you, moved there several months or years ago and had to relocate and find a realtor to help them with the process. Their firsthand experience can be invaluable and will be accurate. They’ll tell you what they liked and disliked about the realtors they worked with. Accordingly, you can choose from the options they mention or choose a different path altogether.
Finding a realtor isn’t an issue that should stress you out. There are plenty of good realtors out there, and many of them will have experience serving military members or their spouses. You just need to do your research and find someone who can make your life easier.