Choosing Your Realtor
June 30, 2015
Buying a home is a process with many steps. There are many people other than your realtor who are part of your buying process but a key team member in your home buying process remains your Realtor. Real estate agents are important partners when you’re buying or selling a home. Real estate agents can provide you with helpful information on homes and neighborhoods that is not easily accessible to the public. Our knowledge of the home buying process, negotiating skills, and familiarity with the area you want to live in can be extremely valuable.
A buyer’s agent works on behalf of you. As a buyer you should use a buyer’s agent who represents your interest in the transaction. This way you know your interests are protected in the transaction. You want to work with someone that is experienced in representing the buyer and securing the best purchase price for you. Not all agents are experts in working with buyers or sellers, so you need to ask specifics. This way you know your interests are protected in the transaction. Likewise if you are a seller, you want to work with someone that is experienced in representing the seller and securing the most qualified buyer at the best net profit for you. Not all agents are experts in working with buyers or sellers, so you need to ask specifics. Real estate sales professionals can provide you with numerous services, including:
- Matching your wish list to current homes actually for sale
- Inform you on neighborhoods and specific homes on the MLS
- Make appointments to view homes
- Negotiate your offer to purchase a home
And best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use a buyer’s agent – they’re compensated from the commission paid by the seller of the house!
Whether you are looking for a buyer agent or seller agent, keep in mind, agents will tell you what you want to hear. Make sure they are not selling you a dream partnership… You want to hire a realistic real estate agent. You should feel free to build trust with a real estate agent over a few hours of looking before signing anything. Think about it would you buy an outfit without at least trying it on? Register to attend one of our monthly Home Buyer Readiness Workshop and receive tips to help you to find a real estate professional who is best for you! https://roccityrealty.com/buying/buyers-seminar/
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