The following are 10 great reasons to use a buyer’s agent when buying real estate:
#1. Having a buyer’s agent is FREE to the buyer.
Some people think they can save money by not using a buyer’s agent. In most cases, this is simply not true; and in fact, it is usually just the opposite. In residential real estate, the commission is usually paid by the seller whether or not a buyer’s agent is involved. Where else can you employ the services and receive the benefits of a trained and experience professional on your side for free!
#2. Having a buyer’s agent gives you more negotiating power.
Having a buyer’s agent helps you hold all the cards when negotiating with the seller. Whether it’s a leaky faucet, or something major like a heating issue. We will solve the issues.
#3. It gives you full access to the MLS.
As an agent, we have full access to the searchable database of MLS listings. We can ask you the right questions to determine what you are looking for and what areas you are most interested in. Once we know your price range and what you are looking for, we will help you find it.
#4. A buyer’s agent will save you valuable time.
Why do something yourself when you can have a professional buyer’s agent do it with you? A Buyer’s agent spends a lot of time previewing homes and knows what’s happening, real-time. This knowledge — as well as useful technologies — will save you from wasting valuable time previewing the wrong homes that don’t meet your needs. Fact.. the majority of our clients don’t have the right direction when it comes to finding the RIGHT home.
#5. It makes life easier and reduces stress.
When you have a buyer’s agent, you don’t have to worry about driving neighborhoods for hours or worrying that you’re missing the perfect house. You can spend your time doing the things you enjoy. We handle the rest.
We’ve helped hundreds of people with their real estate needs, and our experience will help keep you from any unpleasant surprises throughout the entire buying process. When you use us as your buyer’s agent, you’ll actually be surprised at how much we do for you behind the scenes to get your home closed.
#6. Your agent takes care of all the paperwork.
From writing up the offer and more. . . we have a trained professional by your side to handle the paperwork and to help answer any questions you might have. We have done this more than a time or two, and we’ll help you cross your t’s and dot your i’s and follow up with all the parties involved to make sure everyone meets their deadlines. (You Would be AMAZED how few do!)
#7. A buyer’s agent is a great resource of knowledge and information.
Not only are we very familiar with the history and demographics of the area, but we know a lot about real estate. We will educate you about market conditions, and answer any questions you have about the home buying process, including explaining fair housing laws and agency relationships. Our goal is to give you the best and most accurate information to help you make the best possible informed decisions.
#8. You benefit from a network of professionals.
Over the years, we’ve developed good working relationships with several home inspectors, mortgage lenders, title companies and other professional tax and legal advisors. We know from experience which ones have delivered on time consistently and which ones have fallen short of the bar. We’ll help you find the right professionals to help ensure a successful buying process without any regrets.
#9. A buyer’s agent looks out for your best interest at all times.
Your buyer’s agent has a legal and ethical responsibility to represent your best interest at all times. Some of the duties that your agent has to you include: loyalty to you, promoting your best interests, disclosing known material facts, maintaining confidential information, and accounting for any money they handle in the transaction. If your agent knows something about the seller that might influence your decision to buy or not or to alter your offering price, they have a duty to disclose that to you subject to federal and fair housing laws.
In short, it’s nice to know that someone has your back when you’re in the trenches of buying something this expensive.
#10. It’s nice to have a friend in the business.
One of the things we enjoy most about working with buyers is the friendships and relationships that are formed. Our goal is to provide you with the services and be the type of person that you feel the same way about when the transaction is completed.
Your friendship and trust mean more to us than any compensation we get from selling real estate. We hope that if you ever need help buying or selling real estate in the future, or if you know anyone that needs help buying or selling real estate, that you’ll give us a call!
Buying a home is a big undertaking, and all aspects should be carefully considered before any decisions are made. Not only do you want to find your dream home, but you want to do it within a reasonable budget.
In hopes of staying within that budget, you may decide to cut some corners by carefully analyzing the things you want over the things you need. We are here to help guide that decision and best position you in the right place to get what you want.
Hopefully, we’ve convinced you of the benefits of hiring a Buyer’s Agent.
Ready to get started or have any questions? We’re here to help! Email us at Omry@Gottre.com or give us a call at (929) 777-5185.