Why Use a Buyer's Agent
Following are 10 great reasons to use a buyer's agent when buying real estate:

#1. Having a buyer's agent is FREE to the buyer.  Some people think they can save money by not using a buyer's agent. In most cases, this is simply not true; and in fact, it is usually just the opposite. In residential (or commercial) real estate, the commission is usually paid by the seller (or Lessor) whether or not a buyer's agent is involved. Where else can you employ the services and receive the benefits of a trained and experience professional on your side for free!

#2. Having a buyer's agent gives you more negotiating power.  Having a buyer's agent helps you hold all the cards when negotiating with the seller.

#3. It gives you full access to our resources. Your agent has access to MLS listings as well as other online sources. We can ask you the right questions to determine what you are looking for and what areas you are most interested in. Once we know your price range and what you are looking for, we will use all of our abilities to help you find it. We can provide printouts, email reports, and do custom searches to find available homes that meet your criteria. We can also setup auto emails and alerts to notify you automatically if a listing comes on the market that meets your criteria.

#4. A buyer's agent will save you valuable time.  Why do something yourself when you can have a professional buyer's agent do it for you? A Buyer's agent spends a lot of time previewing properties and staying familiar with the current inventory. This knowledge -- as well as useful technologies such as virtual tours, interactive maps and Internet websites -- will save you from wasting valuable time previewing homes that don't meet your needs. Your agent will also perform many services that you otherwise might have to do yourself such as writing up offers, delivering earnest money, contracts, etc. to the title companies and lenders.

#5. It makes life easier and reduces stress.  When you have a buyer's agent, you don't have to worry about driving neighborhoods for hours or worrying that you're missing the house that would be perfect for you. You can spend your time doing the things you enjoy while the search is being handled by someone else who is a professional. We've helped many people with their real estate needs, and our experience will help keep you from any unpleasant surprises throughout the buying process. When you use us as your buyer's agent, you'll actually be surprised at how much we do for you behind the scenes. You don't have to worry about the deadlines and "what if's" because we can do it for you..

#6. Your agent takes care of paperwork.  From writing up the offer, to reviewing seller disclosures, to filling out escrow instructions, to reviewing the title work and closing documents. . . it's nice to have a trained professional by your side to handle the paperwork and to help answer any questions you might have. We've done this more than a time or two, and we'll help you cross your t's and dot your i's and follow up with all the parties involved to make sure everyone meets their deadlines.

#7. A buyer's agent is a great resource of knowledge and information.  Not only are we very familiar with the history and demographics of the area, but we know a lot about real estate. We will educate you about market conditions, and answer any questions you hav about the home buying process, including explaining fair housing laws and agency relationships. Our goal is give you the best and most accurate information to help you make the best possible informed decisions.

#8. You benefit from a network of professionals.  Over the years, we've developed good working relationships with several home inspectors, mortgage lenders, title companies,and other professional tax and legal advisors. We'll help you find the right professionals to help ensure a successful buying process without regrets.

#9. A buyer's agent looks out for your best interest at all times.  Your buyer's agent has a legal and ethical responsibility to represent your best interest at all times. Some of the duties that your agent has to you include: loyalty to you, promoting your best interests, disclosing known material facts, maintaining confidential information, and accounting for any money they handle in the transaction. If your agent knows something about the seller that might influence your decision to buy or alter your offering price, they have a duty to disclose that to you subject to federal and fair housing laws. In short, it's nice to know that someone has your back when you're in the trenches of buying real estate.

#10. It's nice to have a friend in the business.  One of the things we enjoy most about working with buyers is the friendships and relationships that are formed. Our goal is to provide you with the services you expect from us. Your loyalty and trust is extremely important and we do not take anything for granted, regardless of our compensation. We hope that if you ever need help buying or selling real estate in the future, or if you know anyone that does, that you'll give us a call! Thank you!