Buyers pay no commission fees or costs for a real estate agent since commission costs are the responsibility of sellers.
Yet, many potential buyers attempt to search for properties on their own, only to find they've spent countless hours, weeks, or months searching for homes on out-of-date websites - and ultimately realizing their dream property has already been sold.
Choosing the right buyer's agent is a critical decision. These are things to look out for when selecting an agent. Experienced and effective agents will provide:
A one-on-one consultation to determine your specific must haves and wants.
Customized advice that helps you match your home search to specific locations meeting your needs.
Research services that include reviewing homes previously listed, homes new to the market, and in some instances, homes not yet on the market.
A state of the art website, online search engine, and automated recurring emails to help you narrow down options and identify your most promising homes quickly.
Experience and expert knowledge of the area's market trends that can help you save time, energy, and money.
A willingness to schedule home showings quickly to give you the best chance at being first in line for desirable homes.
Purchase contract advice that helps you get the most bang for your purchase price.
Outstanding negotiation skills and techniques that help you close on your 1st choice home whenever possible.
Access to a network of home buying experts, from loan officers to home inspectors with a proven record of providing best in class services at reasonable prices.
Organized checklists that help you stay on track of your responsibilities throughout the purchase process.
Strong follow up skills and administrative processes that ensure your closing process is as efficient as possible.
Personalized service from initial consultation to beyond closing.