Real Estate

Why is a Buyer’s Agent Important?

Why is it important to have a Buyer’s Agent represent you when purchasing Real Estate?  Many people think if they contact the Listing Agent (the agent whose name is on the sign in the yard) and purchase the home through them they will get a better price.  They reason the seller is only paying one commission so they will lower the price and they will get a better deal.  That is not the way it works.

A listing agent’s number one job is to get the highest and best price possible for the seller.  The seller hires them to list their home for sale, market the home to the public, negotiate for the highest sale price and handle all of the important tasks that come up before closing.  This means they work for the seller.  The listing agent’s number one job is to make the seller as much money as possible.

A buyer’s agent represents the buyer.  They are there to protect the buyer’s financial interest and negotiate the lowest price and best terms possible.  They attend the inspections and appraisals looking out for the buyer every step of the way.  The buyer is not responsible for paying the agent, the seller pays them.

A Buyer’s Agent will ask you to sign an exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement before showing you homes.  This is a document that secures the agent as your representative while you search for a home and during the transaction.  This means they will represent you and your best interests during the transaction.

Securing a Buyer’s Agent who represents your best interests is one of the smartest business decisions you can make.

Are you ready to buy a new home?  Call me for exclusive representation (813)244-9688

Kelly Harden, Realtor

CENTURY 21 Shaw Realty Group

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