6 Things You Didn't Know Buyers Agents Do For You!
Have you heard the term "buyer's agent" but never really knew what that entailed?
Buyer's agents are your perfect alternative to listing agents, the person selling the listing you just drove by or saw on Zillow. Their goal is to get you to buy that house and to look out for the best interest of the seller.
Buyer's agents work for your best interest, not to sell you a house, but to help you with finding the right one that fits YOUR needs. Best part is that unlike a listing agent, buyer's agents work for you... for free (say what?)
So then what do they do?
We Do the Leg Work
When we work with a buyer, we are there to make sure they have as great of an experience as possible, find them homes that meet their needs and handle all of the logistics regarding everything. Think of us as your waiters for real estate.
We make sure to find homes that match YOUR needs and set up showings that are best for your schedule. Whether that's a lake front house, new construction, pre-owned, a certain age, remodeled. It is our goal to make your buying experience as seamless as possible.
We're in your Corner
There aren't many times in life when you have someone fighting in your corner for you, and this is one of those times. When you hire a buyers agent, they owe your fiduciary duties by law like: Obedience, Loyalty, Diligence, Confidentiality, Accounting and Reasonable Skill and Care. Those are some serious duties. You can expect your agent to be an advocate for you.
We're Part Time Therapists
Not technically, or literally, or really at all. Buying a house can be emotional and anxious time, and we are great at listening and getting the outcome you want. Another part of our job is to hear what you want, what your spouse/significant other/friend/partner wants and try to show you homes with as many details that check the most boxes on both of your "want list".
It is our goal to come up with ideas and solutions to problems, help you come to an agreement with all people involved in the process, and stay objective towards your goals.
We Have the Knowledge...Local Knowledge
Part of buying a home is knowing what is going on in the local market. If you're from out of town you may not know all of the details of where new schools are being built, or what neighborhoods are pulling the highest prices, and what part of town is going through a renaissance. We may not know it all, but luckily we are in business that allows us to know more than the average person.
We are the Builders of the Blue Print
We tell buyers all the time, we are the builders and the mortgage lenders are the architects. The lender knows how much you can spend and afford. So the architect can tell us the specifics you need to get for your home. It is our goal to connect what you need financially and what you want in a home.
We are often not privy to your finances, nor do we want to be, but we have to make sure we are getting you the best deal for your needs. If you are like most people, cash in the bank can be sparse after putting up a down payment, so it might be imperative to get the seller to pay closing cost. Thus the importance of getting pre-approved. However, we will save that argument for another blog post.
We Work For Free Till The End, And Even Then It Doesn't Cost You Anything
Do what? That's right, you read that correctly. All of the hours scouring listings in the MLS, driving from one end of the county to another, the late night phone calls, the early morning showings, the setting up of inspections, walk throughs and closing, we don't make a dime from you, the buyer. But we know that, we just want to make sure you did too.
The seller picks up the tab making our assistance to you free. So you don't owe us anything, even if you end up not buying.
Read a few of our buyers' stories!
The Stover family has worked with our team twice and, this time, found the home of their dreams on 2 acres!
The Irvins decided to sell their home and downsize into a new home.