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Getting Your Home

10. Finding the Right Home We were looking for a vacation home not too far from our home in California. Susan’s computer and Internet skills were great. Especially the document-sharing website she set up for us. That was the first time we had seen that used in a real estate transaction and it was extremely helpful since we were purchasing from out of state. She was very responsive to our calls and emails and very considerate to all of our concerns and questions. We would certainly refer her to our family and friends. —Lan Nguyen and Will Washington

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nce you have your relationship established with your Realtor®, and you have your lender on board, you can look for a home with a much better perspective on what you can afford. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, looking for a second home, or building your real estate investment portfolio, knowledge brings understanding and control to the process. You will also be in a better position when making an offer because you are already preapproved for your loan.

The Search ®

Your Realtor will first select homes for you to see from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). However, a buyer broker is not limited to the MLS. They will probably be aware of new home construction projects and might peruse the classified ads in the newspaper or otherwise be aware of homes being sold directly by owners. Or 93

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How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

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