Often in the real estate world we see eager buyers head off to open houses, fall in love, and go straight to the listing agent to make an offer. While you certainly CAN purchase a home through the listing agent, there are MANY benefits to hiring your own agent before you even begin the house hunting process!
Here are a few reasons why:
1. A Buyer’s Agent works for YOU and only YOU!
Your Buyer’s Agent is your advocate – they are there to help you through every step of the home buying process. They will help you craft a strong offer and negotiate on your behalf! A Listing Agent has no obligation to you as the buyer, they will simply facilitate the transaction and advocate on the behalf of their seller.
2. Hiring your own agent streamlines the whole process.
Your agent will set you up with alerts, schedule showings, coordinate paperwork, keep track of deadlines, and manage the entire process from search to close!
3. Your agent is your inside scoop on the market!
A good buyer’s agent will not only be able to give you insight into the current market conditions, but they will be able to find opportunities you cannot within their network! Especially in a hot market like we are seeing this year, knowing about any and all opportunities – and not just what is on Zillow and Redfin – is crucial for buyers!
4. Your agent can help you put together a kick ass real estate team.
In a typical MA real estate transaction you will need not only a real estate agent to coordinate the transaction, but a lender to provide financing and an attorney to draft and review the legal documents required. Working with a well oiled real estate team (agent, lender, attorney) makes for a seamless transaction, and also prevents you from having to find each member of your team individually (though of course you always can)!
5. It is FREE to hire a Buyer’s Agent!!
Buyer’s agents are paid out of the total commission from the sale of the property – which the sellers pays! That means there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON not to hire your own buyer’s agent!
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Based in the Greater Boston area, Beth helps buyers, sellers and investors across the country achieve their real estate goals. From navigating the purchase and sale process to growing your vacation rental business, Beth provides a one-stop-shop for all of your real estate needs.
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