Concerns When Buying A Home: Quality Of Life

junk_yard_lg_copy_1Quality of life issues are very important to most home buyers. Priorities are highly individual, and a skilled buyer’s broker will know the region—and get to know you—well enough to advise you and help you weigh such matters as:

  • Seclusion vs. convenience
  • Community
  • Age and types of construction (Old stone houses? Modern architectural marvels?)
  • School districts
  • Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Shopping
  • Cultural activities

…and the list goes on. This is where no website or cyber-salesperson can help you in the way that a trained, experienced buyer’s broker can. You need–and should expect–someone intimately knowledgeable about the community that he or she is serving.

Many potential hazards will be evaluated during the structural inspection and any other inspections you arrange for.  Your buyer’s agent can help direct you to the necessary resources to evaluate issues that could affect the quality of life beyond the property’s boundries. Here, again, a knowledgeable local real estate professional representing your interest can be invaluable.

A buyer’s agent can give you valuable information with regard to cultural and historical assets in the area. They can offer a great deal of information to help you evaluate the attributes of the community within which a home is located.

The Single Most Valuable Service

If the only people giving you quality-of-life information about a prospective property are agents of the seller, how likely are you to get the full picture? Providing you with the sources of information you need to make truly informed decisions about quality-of-life issues may be the single most valuable service your buyer’s broker performs.

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Note: The terms “buyer’s broker,” “buyer’s agent,” and “buyer representative” are used interchangeably on this site. All refer to a real estate professional who represents you—the buyer.

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