You may think you are saving money by not using a buyer’s agent (a realtor representing a buyer), but that is not the case. In residential real estate, the commission is usually paid by the sellers whether or not the realtor is involved or not. Plus, I am an advocate in your corner because I work for you. Know that, as a realtor, I can show you any home even if it is not my listing.
Multiple Listing Service (MLS) access:
As a member of the MLS, I have full access to the searchable database of the MLS listings. The access allows me to search for active listings that match your criteria in your future home. I can also set up automatic emails so you will be one of the first to preview new listings within your search criteria. Websites like Zillow.com and Realtor.com are not always 100% accurate on listings.
Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork
: As a buyer’s agent, I do all the paperwork possible during the transaction. Writing offers, sellers’ disclosures, escrow instructions, reviewing title work, and closing documents are just a few of the documents I handle for you.
Power to negotiate
: Buyer’s agents give the buyer the card to negotiate an offer with the seller.
Knowledge is power
: Having a buyer’s agent will allow you access to industry knowledge that comes from experience in real estate. I will educate you on the market conditions and answer any questions you have along the way.
: When having a buyer’s agent in your corner, you do not have to worry about spending every waking moment looking for a home. Instead, I send you the new listings within your search criteria. Also, I will fill out the paperwork for you so you know it has been done correctly the first time.