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Why you need a real estate agent when looking for a waterfront property


When you want to buy waterfront property in Florida, it pays to work with a realtor. Did you know a real estate agent is going to be your best asset when you’re looking for your next home? Whether it’s in a suburb or it’s one of the gorgeous waterfront properties on the coast, a realtor can ensure the home-buying process goes smoothly. Although, you’ll want a specialized realtor, as purchasing a waterfront home is a little bit different than purchasing a house in the suburbs. Here are a few great reasons you should go for experience when you’re looking at waterfront homes.

Offer Knowledge on the Location

Above all else, a real estate agent who is familiar with selling waterfront properties will have the knowledge you need to navigate this specific market. Depending on which side of the coast you want to live near, your realtor may have several different suggestions and avenues to pursue. They’ll know the right questions to ask not only the seller but also you, the buyer. 

When planning to purchase waterfront properties in a specific location you don’t know anything about, a local real estate agent can offer you reliable and sufficient information about the local insight amenities, and recreation facilities. Without these valuable insights into what living on and maintaining the property is actually like, you may end up making a bad purchase.

Provide Price Guidance

Properties on the water are often more expensive than other types of properties. An agent can help you understand appropriate property value and can help you save money where possible. You should refrain from the common misconception that real agents increase property prices. Most real estate agents are interested in guiding their clients on various aspects, like negotiation strategies and property value, rather than a vested interest in a particular price

Cut Down On Time 

When you have an experienced waterfront real estate agent working with you, there’s no telling what kind of time you’ll save. Not only do they already have knowledge of what it’s like to purchase and maintain a waterfront home in your area but they can also perform additional research and find homes that you might fall in love with. These time-sucking activities may include:

  • Setting up tours
  • Communicating with sellers
  • Negotiating an offer
  • Assisting with loan processing
  • Scheduling inspections
  • And more

Most importantly, they may already have some ideas for where to start your house hunting journey based on the information you give them about your house desires.

Offer Professional Networking

The real estate industry has significantly changed and is becoming more complex based on the professional players involved. Such players include property valuation experts, real estate lawyers, and inspection companies. Typically, you probably interact with these professionals when purchasing waterfront properties. A real estate agent will usually recommend you to competent, reputable, and efficient professionals in the industry they’ve been working with for some time now.

Guidance on First-Time Property Buying

If this is your first waterfront property, then you may not know what to expect during the buying process. Your realtor is there to help guide you through what can be a complicated venture. Any questions you have about timelines, the closing process, or what looking for a waterfront home really entails can be answered by your realtor. If you’re unsure about something in a house, then they may be able to steer you in the right direction. Maybe you could benefit from a second home inspection or there’s an issue with the listing that you didn’t pick up on before. Regardless of the issue or question, an experienced waterfront realtor will be able to help you find answers.

If you’ve spent years looking into a waterfront home, then don’t let the scale of the process overwhelm you. According to Florida Realtors, a typical seller in Florida recommends their real estate agent twice when selling their property. Moreover, 40% of sellers recommended theirs three or more times when selling their property. One of our experienced realtors will be able to help you find a perfect waterfront home within them. Reach out to Henri Frank today.