Since you get can real estate listings online, do you still need a buyer’s agent to help you find your new home? The answer is yes! A buyer’s agent does much more than show you houses in your area and price range.
Buying a home is a complex and multi-step process. A buyer’s agent is your guide, helping make that process as smooth and stress-free as possible. They do this by:
Should you encounter challenges, such as competing buyers or unexpected findings in the home inspection, having a seasoned pro to offer guidance and solutions makes all the difference.
The agent on a listing for a home is working for the seller. Seller’s agents have a fiduciary duty to their clients and must represent their interests. Hiring a buyer’s agent gives you someone in your corner to represent your best interests.
This especially comes into play in negotiations. It is the job of the buyer’s agent to help you get the best possible deal. They do this by:
Without a buyer’s agent, you’ll be on your own for negotiations. Negotiating an offer on a home is much different than negotiating other major purchases, like a car. It’s likely your biggest investment, and so carries bigger risks. Having a buyer’s agent gives you that extra peace of mind that you’re paying a fair price and reduces the risk of unpleasant surprises down the line.
You can go online and find and research houses that you like, which is a great thing. However, an experienced buyer’s agent offers a further depth of knowledge that you can’t get online. He or she can help you find the perfect home by:
You’ve visited a home and instantly fallen in love. You can picture your family living there and can’t wait to close the deal. But are you paying more than you should? Have you overlooked possible risk factors that could cause you heartache down the line?
While no one can anticipate every possible risk, a buyer’s agent can help you avoid making costly mistakes. For example:
A buyer’s agent can connect you with home inspectors, mortgage brokers and other professionals whose services you may need. Agent referrals are vital to these professionals, so they work hard to maintain their reputation for reliable service.
The buying agents at Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate know the market inside and out. We can help you secure the best possible deal on the home that’s a perfect fit for your needs and budget. Contact us today.