Dear K. Desrosiers:
Virtually all of your answers are pretty much the same. Our company is Ready Real Estate, and we provide full service listings for 4.5% and Rebate back to the buyer 1% of the purchase price when one of our agents represent you with a buyers representation agreement.
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Aside from that scenario, consider $95-$125 per hour for an acceptable Real Estate Agent to effectively complete the job that you need done here. "Effectively" is the key word.
You can pay a discount Agent to simply write up random offers as you request, with zero strategy, due diligence, game plan, reaction plan, and accountability. However, you should hire one with those qualities, or the results can be fast to add up to thousands of dollars in missed opportunities and/or over-paying, even if you feel the price you paid was fair.
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When you are purchasing a property is it aways good advice to use a Realtor. In most cases the buyers agent doesnt charge you a fee. This is always a subject for negotiations. If you found the property and are ready to make the offer use a Realtor to help with the process. There are certain forms that should be used to make the offer and the process of finding the home is only a small part of the purchasing process. A good Realtor is worth his weight in gold. He may save you money and headaches as well. If issues come up with the transaction you may not make a good decision without the help of a Realtor. Please go to my web page and look under the buyers section. It will give you a few things to ask when interviewing a Realtor.
Thanks and call if you need help.
As a Realtor and a mortgage broker I will typically help my clients receive the best financing for a flat fee of $500 as well. That is a service I provide to all of my buyer clients that saves them additional money.
If you would like to talk about this please give me a call. As you can see by the previous answers given... Everything is negotiable and everybody runs their own business in their own way.
Best of luck to you,
Working with a Realtor will help you to see the homes on the market, learn market value of the homes you may want to write an offer, better negotiation value and more... Mostly seller pays the commission to Buyers Agent, you should take advantage of having representation during home buying process. Learn more about home buying process http://www.dallashomelist.com
Hope it helps.
EXAMPLE: My team we have a 75% of our sales commission back to buyer HOWEVER restrictions do apply.
Locate an agent who can work with you.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
Buyer's Realtors will almost always get their payment from the sellers who have already budgeted to pay both their selling Realtor and whichever Realtor the buyer uses.. So, essentially it's free for you! Always be sure to use representation!! If you have any more questions feel free to email me. I also have a great .PDF I can email you detailing the home buying process.
Taylor Shults, Realtor, GRI
You should not have an out of pocket expense to have Buyers Representation, in Texas the Seller payrs the Realtors commission. So by all means make sure you have someone on your side to help you with this transaction.
Team Price- Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC
As you can see all the answers from all my collegues, buying a home is a process that someone has to be watching constantly for items needed. As for the fee-which is negotiable- I only charge $199 if you have already found a home. Whom ever you choose, make sure the agent lives up to the expectations that you require and he/she answers your phone calls or email promptly.
Good luck in your search for your new home
Austin Real Estate Shop
You should pay an agent the same rate you would pay them if you had hired them from the beginning of your search. Searching for homes is just one of many jobs a buyers agent does. They will negotiate your contract, make sure all deadlines are met on the contract (and there are many), arrange inspections and negotiate repairs...........the list goes on and on until closing.
I have buyer's under contract on a great house in Hyde Park, and I am very knowledgeable about the neighborhood. Please let me know how I can help!
Jen Butel, REALTOR
owner your agent can negotiate a commission from them. The statistics are that if you buy without an agent you will pay far more than the agents fee over what you could have got the home for.
Contrary to what has been said in an MLS co-op a buyers agent is not paid by the seller, as I stated earlier, the seller is paying their agent to sell and they are willing to share their commission in order to help secure the sale for their client. So you will get full representation for no cost to you.
This is a great question and one I get from time to time.
The short answer: Zero ~ Zip ~ Nadda
There is quite a lot that goes on behind the scenes beyond these initial steps.
I' be happy to email a copy of our step by step guide for buyers if your agent has not already done this.
This is one of the first things we do for a client.
Email me directly and I will send it right over. By the way, Google the address of the home you are interested in and at or near the top you'll see a link to our website where you can find a wealth of up to date information.
Bill Austin ~ Team Price ~ Prospect Real Estate Solutions
512-709-6343 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
In Austin, the seller pays the buyer's agent commissions. You never have to pay that. Have you seen the home yet? A good buyer's agent does much more than just write a contract and negotiate. They should run comps for you and help you decide on the correct offer price, communicate with your lender (if you have one) to assure they are able to get your loan done in the negotiated amount of time, help with negotiations of repairs after inspections, check the title commitment for any sched C requirements that need to be fulfilled, communicate with title co, make sure all contingencies are met....the list goes on and on.
Please feel free to contact me anytime.