Long story short: Yes!
There are two sides in a real estate transaction, the buyer and the seller. Each side has their own interests and if left to their own devices are opposed to each other. One wants to get the most money for their house while the other wants to get the most house for their money.
It's only natural!
But, if you're a buyer on your own chances are you're looking at home that are listed with a real estate broker. Those real estate brokers are looking out for their clients - the ones looking to get as much money as possible. They're not looking out for you. We might smile and have a warm handshake when you come into our open house, but in actuality it's all about making our client happy - and that means getting the most out of you.
They wouldn't advise you that the home you love might be overpriced by a couple of thousand bucks or there are several other better homes in the neighborhood for less.
That's what a buyer's agent would do - and we do it all at no cost to the buyer. A buyer's agent looks out for the buyer's interests just like that smooth listing agent at the open house looks out for the seller's interests.
If you don't use one, you're walking into a contract blinded and with one hand tied behind your back and the seller's agent gets paid twice as much for making your spend as much as possible. Who wants that?
When you and a real estate broker sign a "buyer-broker agreement", that puts you into an informal marriage. You want to find the perfect house and the broker wants to help you find it. My job is actually to make you save as much money as possible while still finding that perfect home.
The best part is, if this marriage doesn't work - we can get "divorced" with no hassle. Just let me know you'd like to move on and - boom - happy trails to you.
So is a buyer's agent right for you?
Do you want to have someone looking for that perfect home even when you're not?
Do you want to save a much money as possible?
Do you want to do all this while not paying the agent anything?
Yes? Ok then.
I work with buyers at every stage of the game. From buying your first home to finding a place to retire, I love helping buyers save as much as humanly possible.
Want to know where to start? Shoot me an email!
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