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Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent: You’ll Have an Expert to Guide You Through the Process

Buying or selling a home requires forms, reports, documents, and statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal and avoid delays or costly mistakes.

Get objective information and opinions. A professional, licensed REALTOR® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. That agent will also be able to provide objective information about each property and help you answer these two important questions: Will the property provide the environment you want for a home or investment, and will the property have resale value when you are ready to sell?

Find the best property out there. It will take some investigation by your REALTOR® to find all available properties.

Benefit from our negotiating experience. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to, price, financing, terms, date of possession, and inclusion or exclusion of repairs, furnishings, or equipment. An agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.

Before you talk to a builder, talk to an agent. REALTORS® are new home specialists. There is no cost to you. An agent can help you determine what you should receive and what “extras” might be available. Questions concerning site location, builder, design and decor are important, and an agent can provide insight into which amenities will add to the resale value of your home.

When visiting an open house. The agent who is holding the open house represents the seller. Their fiduciary duty is to the seller, which means they must represent the seller to the best of their abilities. Anything you say to that agent can be used during negotiations. A buyer’s agent always has your best interests in mind. If you are already working with a buyer’s agent, be sure to let the open house agent know with whom you are working.

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