Using a Buyers Agent

Are you ready to make a home purchase or just thinking about it?  Buying a home is a process and for most, it's one of the more significant financial decisions we'll make.  But buying a home does not need to be overwheling.  Making this a positive buying experience is all about being prepared, well informed and having the right people on your team.

That's where having an organized and experienced full time agent to guide you thru the process is a must.

One of the first decisions you'l need to make is who to work with as your Buyer's Agent.  So I'd like to invite you to talk about your buying options and how I can help you be a better prepared and more informed buyer.

Here's What I Can Do For You As Your Buyer's Agent

  • Educate you through the buyin process
  • Listen to your needs to understand your real estate objectives
  • Help you understand all of the paperwork process
  • Handle problems that arise during the transaction and keep you informed
  • Properly prepare forms, contracts and disclosures, which are required by law, and make sure that they are legally correct
  • Provide comparable sales data to assure that you are paying the proper price for your home
  • Help you find the right home in the right neighborhood
  • Screen homes before your inspection to make sure the property meets your needs
  • Guide you regarding the repairs that should be made
  • Show you homes in an effective and professional manner
  • Guide you in your selection of escrow/closing and title people
  • Oversee the closing process
  • See that the completion of the transaction is smooth, including obtaining keys and taking possession of the property
  • Help you spot sellers who are attempting to take advantage of you
  • Help you understand the use and limitations of good faith deposits
  • Advise you as to when you should seek the advice of an attorney
  • Make sure the appraisal process is handled properly
  • Help you to understand the complete loan, escrow/closing and title process
  • Advise you as to property inspections should be done 
  • Guide you as to how the escrow/closing instructions should be prepared
  • Properly handle the walk-through process with you prior to the final closing
  • See that any repairs or requirements are met prior to the closing
  • Advise you as to what course of action should be taken if the seller refuses to close the transaction
  • Negotiate and deal effectively on your behalf with the seller, other agents, escrow/closing, title people and attorneys
  • See that each and every facet of the buying process is effectively and professionally handled in your best interest

  Benefits of a Buyer's Agent

A buyer’s agent represents only the buyer, not the seller, and has full fiduciary duties to the buyer including representing your best interests throughout the transaction. 

Benefits of buyer representation is the dedication of a buyer’s agent to the buyer. The buyer’s agent and buyer establish a mutual agreement, known as a buyer agency agreement, that will entitle the buyer to, but is not limited by:

  • Loyalty - The real estate agent must act in the best interest of the buyer.
  • Disclosure - All material facts such as relationships between agent and other parties, existence of other offers, status of earnest money, seller’s financial condition, property’s true worth, commission split with other brokers, and legal effect of important contract provisions.
  • Confidentiality - Any discussions, facts, or information that should not be revealed to others but does not include responsibility of fairness and honesty in dealings with all parties.
  • Accounting - in dealings Reporting of where any money placed in the hands of the broker is kept.
  • Reasonable Skill and Care - Arriving at a reasonable purchase price and advising the buyer of such, affirmatively discovering material facts and disclosing them to the buyer, investigating the material facts related to the sale. 

 

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