Buyers think they can save money by going it alone:
On the surface this almost makes sense. After all, we're taught that do-it-yourself can help you save money. While that premise works in many cases, such as building your own deck, or painting a room, it does not hold true when shopping for a house. If the buyer uses the home-owners Listing Agent, that agent simply collects the entire commission. Regulations have changed, so no discount in commission would go back to the home-owner and definitely not the buyer.
Buyers think they can find and see all the homes that are available:
Weekly Printed publications are usually a week out-of-date. Monthly magazines are even unreliable in that by the time a home is featured in any of these, it is quite often sold. Some home-sellers decide not to use a "For Sale Sign", as they don’t want the neighbors to know they're selling. By working with your own REALTOR® , you will receive automated information on any and all listings which fit your criteria. No missing out on any listings.
Buyers feel they can save time:
Some buyers are afraid of being tied to a REALTOR® 's time-schedule, thinking they can do it quicker on their own. Nothing could be further from the truth. Think about this: It’s Saturday afternoon, and you found 3 decent looking homes you'd like to see. So you pick up the phone and call all 3 Listing Agents. Now you have to sit back and wait for their return call, which often takes between 15 minutes and several hours.
So once you hear back from them, you try to book appointments with 3 different professionals, all of whom have busy schedules of their own. What do you think the odds are that they are all available during the 1 or 2 hours you've set aside for this?
On the other hand, if you are working with one agent, you simply call him (or her) and tell them the day and time you are available. I will then books the appointments and go through the homes with you in full detail. I as your represesnative will source out the questions you have from specialists to give you their unbias professional opinion. THIS is the way to actually save yourself some time and a peace of mind.
If you are serious about buying a home or condo, call me and I will represents YOU in your search and the buying and negotiating process. After all, home-owners have their own REALTOR® fighting for them....... shouldn't you?