Smart home buyers only work with a buyer representative, whom they hire specifically to represent them. Purchasing a home is a complex, major transaction and, in the majority of cases, the seller will be represented. It makes sense to have your own representation, too.
Having a buyer representative benefits you because:
- Real estate buyer’s representatives are responsible for protecting their clients’ best interests. The buyer’s agent is held to a higher standard of skill and care in dealing with you than is a subagent of the seller or the seller’s listing agent.
- Buyers’ agents have an affirmative duty to their clients to investigate and disclose all facts that bear on the buying decision. You can also expect to receive more counseling, expert opinion, advocacy, and advice regarding the buying decision.
- The quantity and quality of client-level services is the same or better as those a listing agent would give the seller. Buyers are not legally entitled to this level of service unless they retain their own real estate agent to represent them.
- As your buyer representatives, we actively work to find a home for you, check market data to avoid you paying too much, represent you in negotiations, and much more. We will help to make your purchase an easy one.
How much does it cost to have a buyer representative?
If you buy an MLS listed house, (since seller has already offered a fee to the buyer’s agent on these types of listings), there is no cost to you for representation. Be sure to contact us first before talking to For Sale by Owners and new home builders. We can also represent you in those sales, and the sellers will usually pay our fee.
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