How a Buyers Agent Can Help You Buy a Home
A buyer’s agent helps you buy a home. They are legally obligated to represent your interests and act in your best interest when making a purchase, unlike a listing agent, who has a fiduciary duty to the seller.
How do I choose an agent to sell?
Buying agents can help you find a home that fits your needs and budget, scout off-market properties, run a pricing consultation and negotiate on your behalf. These services are completely free and can save you a lot of time and stress.
Finding a buyers agent: Your first step is to ask your friends and family who they have used to buy a home or apartment in the past, or search online for an experienced real estate professional in your area. Look for someone who has years of experience in the industry, has worked with many different types of buyers and sellers and has a track record of successful home purchases.
Buyers agents will also be able to provide you with a wealth of information about current real estate trends, financing options and other factors that can make the home-buying process easier. They can also help you find homes that fit your budget and schedule.
The right buyers agent will help you determine your housing needs, narrow down your list of potential properties and recommend an offer that is based on the specifics of each property. They will also help you negotiate with the seller and answer your questions along the way.
A good buyers agent will help you sign a buyers agency agreement, which solidifies their working relationship and ensures they work exclusively with you until you close on your new home. This contract is usually for three months and it is important to read the terms carefully. Once your contract ends, you can switch agents if you decide to do so.