Looking for a home is as easy as downloading an app on your smart phone. But here’s the thing, sometimes the information you find on that app or website is partial or outdated information. But more importantly, a good buyer’s agent will still carry out many tasks in the buyer’s best interest — tasks that reach far beyond the property search function.
Buyer agents work to negotiate the best terms and price for the buyer. When you do not have a buyer agent you must do all the negotiating yourself, which more times than not can leave you not getting your needs taken care of. That perfect house you found may need some repairs done, but without an agent you may be left in the end footing the bill for all those repairs. You need to have someone in your corner looking our for your best interest in the sale. A listing agent is only responsible for his/her clients needs, not yours.
Shh.. it’s a secret.
The top reason why you should use a buyer’s agent when you are looking for a new home is because it is absolutely FREE to you.
That’s right, you do not pay the agent to do all the hard work for you!
Most people think they have to pay a sales commission. The truth is this: only the seller pays the commission. Whether a buyer uses an agent or not, the seller still pays the commission. The only person that wins when buyers are not represented is the listing agent