Realty Executives Associates Oak Ridge was founded in 1995. During that time we have enjoyed great success ranking in the top ten of the offices within the Knoxville Association of Realtors. Realty Executives Associates of Oak Ridge is made up of an incredible group of professionals and ethical Realtors who are eager to give service above what is expected. Not only do realty executives assist customers with residential and commercial real estate, some also specialize in lakefront property, lots and land, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, auctions and relocations
The process of buying a house is complex, and most people find it's easiest to get through with an agent by their side. Paperwork will be flying around like a small tornado, and it can be helpful to have someone familiar with the process to deal with it. Other parts of the transaction will be happening quickly too -- hiring inspectors, negotiating over who pays for needed repairs, keeping up good relations with the sellers (through their agent) and more. All of this is second nature to an experienced agent. What's more, experienced real estate agents usually have contacts with good inspectors, mortgage loan brokers, and others who can make your buying process easier. And they know what's considered appropriate behavior and practice in your geographical area.
Even if you do use an agent (or a lawyer), it's wise to learn as much as you can about the home-buying process. For example, educating yourself about the market value of comparable homes in the area will protect you against over-aggressive agents who might urge you to bid high for a particular house. And you'll prevent misunderstandings and reduce the stress of being told to "sign here" if you study the contents of the various real estate documents in advance.