Yes, absolutely! A buyer's agent will absolutely be able to assist you in forming the best strategy to purchase a home - including an REO property.
Please do give us a call at 312.265.8000 and we will put you in touch with an expert to assist you right away!
This is an extremely personal business. You may spend hours at a time with your agent, eventually sharing meals and late hour property chats. If you simply choose somebody based on their company's reputation or internet presence, and don't gel with their personality, your home hunting process will be brutally painful. Clients of mine have complained about this over the years after being duped by big ticket advertising.
And the other factor you'll want to consider is the buyer agents knowledge of both location and structures. For example, in Chicago, an agent specializing in condos near the Loop and lakeside neighborhoods will generally (not always but usually) know very little about bungalows in the Portage Park neighborhood or brick cottages in Bridgeport. Each neighborhood (really, anywhere in the country) in Chicago has it's own very specific characteristics involving property types and location amenities, which change block by block in this city. Make sure whatever agent you choose has a thorough understanding of this crucial component to buy side agency.
Yes a Buyer Agent is exactly what you need in order to protect your interests and be sure your purchase is overseen. I believe it is essential when doing out of state transactions. I can refer you to an excellent Buyer Agent in Chicago. Just drop me an email, my contact information is below.
I'm ready to go if you are! Feel free to visit my website for client testimonials and contact information, or you can view my bio right here on Trulia.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
According to RE code of ethics buyer/sellers agent should represent its best interest.
I have a wide range of experience working with buyers, sellers, banks in conventional, REO, short sale transactions. Please contact me @773-551-6554 or Tatiana@conlonrealestate.com
I really appreciate your business,
Please feel free to reach out to us if we can help, since we are paid by the seller (the bank), we will actually share our commission with you as long as the property purchase price is over $200k.
All the best!
I specialize in buyer's agency and have actually helped many out-of-towners make their purchase in Chicago. I'd be more than happy to help! I'm sure you'll get several responses here so feel free to call if you'd like to find out a little more about me. You can also check out some of my testimonials on my website listed below. My cell is 773-991-9359.
Sorry to hear about your past experience. Have you had a buyer's consultation, yet? Generally speaking, you should have a meeting with buyer's agent to discuss the process, expectations, pre-approval, etc. I would suggest interview a few agents and find the one that suits you best. If they don't have time for consultation then they don't have time to do their job properly.
Of course, I'd love to be one of the agent you interview.
Best of luck!!!
You will be inundated with responses today for sure. I am an REO agent for both Bank of America and PNC, along with a few local banks. Please email or call me and I will be glad to help you through the process. Best of luck,
Ian Halpin / Broker Associate
Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty
425 W. North Ave. / Chicago, IL 60610
O: 312.335.3220 / F: 312.229.9190 / C: 773.531.4479
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Neeti Arndt (Dream Town Realty)