We have been wondering whether or not we need the help from a realtor or a real estate agent. Obviously that is not going to be free, but they claim that they are going to save you money and it is obvious enough that they are going to know many things that I do not know. I have been talking to one of them, his website is here and that is how he wants to present himself I guess. We are not really looking at it as a really immediate thing though, because we are going to need some more money before we are going to be ready to make a move. The down payment is obviously the key element in all of this and if you do not have that, then you are really not going to ever get anything done. Just as clear, the size of the down payment and the ability to get a bank to lend you money is going to be critical to how large a house you are going to get.
We think that we can look for homes that are going to need significant amounts of work and so far that is what we are doing. Of course we are thinking that some homes will be gone before we are ready to close a deal, but in the mean time we think that we need to learn as much as we can about the process and how we are going to get through it on our own. If you are not careful, then you are going to be unable to leap when you need to leap. It is a big thing to know what you need to know, so that is the key thing about having to get a realtor or not in the end.