Feb 15, 2017

What to Expect from a Buyer’s Agent When Looking to Secure Specific Real Estate
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Written by : Martha Collins| 0 | Content Curation, Home buying, Lifestyle

All set to hunt for a new home? Do you know it is a jungle out there of buyers, who, like yourself, are on the lookout for the best house on the market? Are you up for the unending paperwork, the stampede of buyers, the multiple challenges along the way and of course, who can forget the competing bids? There is a lot to be done before one is handed their house’s keys. If you ask us, house hunting can be very time-consuming, stressful and complex especially if one is on their own to look after all the affairs.

But what if a friend or agency can help? Wouldn’t that be just great? To have a person who has a better know how of deals, has years of experience in the same field, has made many successful sales and is trustworthy? What if having a pro on one’s side makes all the difference? Wouldn’t one want that? When someone is trying to secure specific real estate, be it for developmental building, rental or personal use, a buyer’s agent is a person who can make the search easier. Who is a buyer’s agent, one may ask?

A buyer’s agent is someone who assists the buyer throughout the buying process. Thanks to their in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, one can save both time and money as it is they who do all the travelling and searching.

But what exactly do they do? Here is a little brief.

1.     Look for a suitable property:

After a thorough discussion with the buyer as to what he/she is looking for in their ideal home, the buyer’s agent drafts a list of potential properties that match the description. Once a list has been formed, the buyer’s agent plans tours of the homes with the buyer. This further narrows down the search for home ownership. Furthermore, the buyer’s agent may also explain the ins and outs of the property, chat with a few neighbours to have a better idea of what one is getting into, and lay out the pros and cons of each home.

2.     Negotiate with the seller:

The buyer’s agent negotiates on the buyer’s behalf to place a good bid. He/she will also write up contracts on the buyer’s behalf so that they don’t have to work on any documentation themselves. This is where his/her expertise in the business will shine. He/she will save you from any fixer-up pitfalls that might trouble the buyer in the long run.

3.     Recommend professionals:

Lastly, a buyer’s agent can also introduce you to many reliable professionals, home inspectors, real estate attorneys, and movers etc. This will make the shifting process smoother.

When it comes to selecting a buyer’s agent to represent you, ensure that you hire a professional that is able to cater to all your needs. Take referrals from co-workers, friends or family to hire someone whom you can trust.

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Martha Collins

Editor in Chief at Internet Billboards
13 years designer for Healthy Directions, LLC; previous positions included technical editing and designing for non-profits and the military.
Current cats: 2 Siamese and one orange tabby
Grew up on a Pennsylvania farm.
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13 years designer for Healthy Directions, LLC; previous positions included technical editing and designing for non-profits and the military. Current cats: 2 Siamese and one orange tabby Grew up on a Pennsylvania farm.

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