When you are ready to buy a home should you buy it directly through the seller’s agent?
Maybe you’ve fallen in love with a home while touring an open house, or maybe you called the agent whose name is on the sign in front of a home for sale.
It seems so easy, however buying a home through the seller’s agent may not be the best idea for you.
A seller’s agent works for the seller. The seller hired him to sell their home and represent them during the sales process.
A buyer’s agent will work for you, not the sellers. You should have your own representation during the sales process.
A buyer’s agent will negotiate on your behalf. They will work hard to get you the best deal, negotiate any repair requests and handle any problems that come up. They will look out for your best interests during the transaction.
There is nothing wrong with using the seller’s agent when buying a home if your state permits, it just may not be the best idea for you.
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Kelly Harden, Realtor®
Mihara & Associates, Inc.