Did you know that when you contact random real estate agents
they are “not” working for you? While they may be friendly and accommodating, they do
not have your best interest in mind. Until you sign a contract with a real
estate brokerage firm you are an unrepresented buyer. While there is no
requirement that you engage a professional to represent you in the purchase of
a property you may get weary of not having “one” real estate agent as your
fiduciary, someone to put your interests first. Here are three reasons to hire a
You need a Navigator. A Buyer’s Agent will help
you navigate the online sites to organize your search for housing that meets
your needs. If you’ve been using websites to look for houses then you know that
properties “pop up” that look interesting and then they disappear. What
happened? Which sites should you use? Which are the most reliable?
You need an Insider. A Buyer’s Agent will be
able to set up a showing quickly and get you any additional information that
you request. Trying to get hold of real estate agents is frustrating. If you
don’t have a Buyer’s Agent you will need to contact several different agents
and wait for them to call you back to set up a showing. Many buyers have
requested private tours on websites and have never received any response.
You need a Negotiator. A Buyer’s Agent will
negotiate on your behalf. Your Buyer’s Agent is on “your side.” If you are
unfamiliar with the current trends in submitting offers, contingencies, and
other details you will have no one to guide you through the process.
If you are serious about buying then you should hire a
Buyer’s Agent to move you forward in the process. Many of our clients wish they
were working with us earlier in the process after they discover the benefits of
hiring us to facilitate their purchase.
If you are frustrated searching for homes on your own, get in touch with us for more information on becoming a Buyer