Published On: Thu, Sep 25th, 2014

3 Snafus that Buyer’s Agents Can Protect You From

When you decide to purchase a new home, you have the option to have a real estate agent represent you during the transaction or attempt to pursue the transaction on your own. However, many families who take the lone route find themselves in over their heads with legal documentation and unexpected financial issues. Avoid these missteps by finding the perfect realtor to represent you during upcoming negotiations and purchases.

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photo TaxRebate.org.uk via Flickr


Prospective buyers can make the mistake of contacting the selling agent for a property and relying on this person far too much while making a purchase decision. The truth is, a seller’s agent is looking out for their own client and their own cut of the commission, so it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to strike the best deal right out of the gates. When you negotiate directly with the seller’s agent, you bring your own biases to the table about your future home. Being represented by a buyer’s agent can help you bypass some of these issues and get right into negotiations.

Tunnel Vision

Future homeowners who search for properties on their own often don’t have enough time to dedicate to the task. If you’re working and/or caring for children, then you’ll only be able to monitor so many property listings. It can be too easy to get fixated on a single property without considering other nearby options. A buyer’s agent can go to bat for you, and help you pinpoint other prospective homes. They can also contact current homeowners in the area to inform them of your intent to buy, just in case they’d like to strike a deal.

Scheduling Issues

Trying to schedule your own home viewings can be an immense pain, depending on the current owner and agent availability. You might discover that the viewing process takes hours out of your day. And while you’re waiting on scheduling responses from some property owners and agents, other opportunities are flying off the table. A dedicated buyer’s agent can take the hassle out of scheduling viewing appointments.

Buyer’s agents can go to bat for you, so that you can purchase a home without running into major financial or legal setbacks. These professionals have ample experience, localized knowledge, and resources to draw from, so that you don’t have to waste time doing the research. Buyer’s agents can help you save time and money by taking care of the complexities for you and your family.

Guest Author: Lolita Di

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