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Lyn Sims

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How an agent can help you ....


If you are currently in the market for your first home, you may be interested in how a real estate agent can help you.  You are about to make a great investment of both money and time.  I have a wealth of experience helping first time buyers like you make sound, informed decisions.

Did you also know that we don't cost you a thing?  That's right - zip, nada, zilch!

Here are some ways that a real estate professional can help you:

  • Agents can help establish a plan for a home that fits your needs. Style, size, amenities, and other preferences will help determine what kind of home is best suited for you. They are familiar with all the floorplans and styles.
  • They will help you to determine realistic spending limits. They can often explain alternative financing options or introduce you to a mortgage counselor. Agents can arrange to have you 'pre-approved', which can help improve your positioning in negotiations.
  • Access to all home listings all in one place within the multiple listing system (MLS) enables them to evaluate homes based on your affordability and the qualities you desire.
  • They have access to information on taxes, real estate values, and municipal services, all of which can aid you in your decision to buy.
  • They can work for you as a buyer's agent, helping to negotiate the best terms and price for you.
  • They can make you comfortable with the closing process and they will obtain closing figures in advance for your review.

They can recommend home inspectors and go with you during the process to explain any concerns or repairs. These are just a few ways that a veteran real estate agent, like myself Lyn Sims, can help you in your journey towards buying your very first home.

More information for first time buyers can be found here on my website or by calling me directly. I'm confident that I can provide the kind of exceptional service that will make this process an exciting one. Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me with any questions you may have.


Having someone in your corner as your advocate will ensure every detail of your purchase is handled smoothly!  Looking forward to hearing from you!



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