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Advantages of using a buyer's agent to purchase your home

There are many factors to consider when contemplating the purchase of a home. From the location and property type to the design and market value, purchasing real estate can quickly become a daunting process. This process can often pose a dilemma as to whether they should go on their own to find the right property and complete the sale process or to contract a buyer’s agent. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or real estate mogul in the making, here are a few reasons we believe using a buyer’s agent may give you the advantage.

Buyer’s agents are free
When buyer’s agents are mentioned, people may think it will cost them. Fortunately, in most cases this is actually quite the opposite as more often than not, in residential real estate, the responsibility of paying the commissions usually lies on the seller irrespective of whether a buyer’s agent is in the mix or not. This means you can contract an agent, that may offer a better understanding of the real estate landscape and negotiate a better sale price.

Negotiating power
Perhaps you're new to the real estate market and do not yet have the knowedge and years of expertise that a buyer’s agent has by your side. A buyer’s agent will help you hold all the chips when negotiating with the seller and help you obtain the best terms possible on the property of your choice.

Access to properties
Our agents have full access to the MLS allowing them enhanced search options to help you find that perfect home or property that better matches your preferred desires. An agent will do the leg work after collecting information on your preferences saving you time and money by excluding homes with issues. Even when there is no property matching your needs available, buyer’s agents will continually be on the lookout and inform you as soon as something suitable comes to market.

Do what you know, save you time and money
Whether you're a novelist or Phd., your time is valuable and just like a real estate agent wouldn't write a novel or do brain surgery they have a unique skillset that will benefit you in the final sale. Buyer’s agents are qualified professionals with a large network of professional colleagues and acquaintances that have first-hand knowledge about properties, areas and locations. Rather than going DIY in an unchartered territory, allow the buyer’s agent to work their magic while you do what matters to you and when the time comes to look at the properties you'll enjoy it a lot more.

Knowledge, experience and expertise
As we earlier noted, buyer’s agents have first-hand information about the areas, what properties are a good buy, and which ones you should steer clear of. They have unparalleled experience with the real estate market and can educate you about your options, timing, policies, buying process as well as the housing laws and other relationships. This professional expertise can be leveraged to help you make informed decisions about the property you’ve been eyeing.

From writing offers, reviewing disclosures and filling escrows to compiling and filing all the paperwork post-purchase, this is not one thing you want to do on your own. Having a buyer’s agents will help cross your t's and dot your i's to ensure that every detailed is handled appropriately and everyone meets up with their requirements.

To conclude

Having a buyer’s agent by your side is a great thing to do when buying a new home. The wealth of experience and expertise gathered over the years will be available to ensure that you make the right choice and get the keys to the property that is ideal for you and your family.