Top 7 Reasons to use a buyers agent in a Real estate transaction
Purchasing a home is a big step, and a big decision. The average person spends around 1/3 of their income on their home. The home that you choose has a big impact on your life, and can have a bog impact on your finances as well. It always surprises me when buyers attempt to "go it alone" because of the possibility of mistakes. A good buyer's agent is invisible to a buyer, and can be the difference between a wonderful transaction, and a nightmare.
1. Full access to the MLS: A powerful tool that only realtor have access to
2. Maximize your time:your agent will listen to your needs, provide you with a list of homes that exactly match these needs and save you valuable driving around time and gas
3. Representation:agents enter into a binding legal agreement that require them to ALWAYS act int he best interests of the client;agents is there to make sure YOUR bets interests are looked after
4. Negotiating Power:MLS maintains records of all listings as well as all sales of homes;agents will run a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to determine a home's fair market value. You will know if a sellers home is fairly priced
5.Experience:The average person buys 3 - 5 homes in a lifetime. An average agent sells 3 - 5 homes in a month.What might seem complicated to you is common and familiar to your agent.
6.Industry Contacts:It takes a lot of people to close a real estate deal. A good agent will come up with a good team ( lawyer, appraiser, Insurance agent, General contractors etc) that will enable you to rest assured that you have plenty of support.
7.Peace of Mind:If you are like most people, your home costs about 1/3 of your monthly income. Purchasing or selling is a HUGE decision and you do not want to go it alone. When you use a trusted real estate agent, you can feel confident in the process.