Accredited Buyer Representative
Licensed Associate Broker
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
Take caution.....taking this avenue will likely place you in a situation of being served by an individual that is attempting to serve two masters.....the seller and the new buyer. Now, where do you think their loyalty will rest? The problem with these relationships is there is too high a degree of possibility for a "conflict of interest".....even when they DON'T exist.
All buyer's should have their own representation.....this may mean being up front with your representation, telling them that you are not an immediate buyer but one that is worthy of receiving services.
Hope this is helpful.
The Buyer Agent who works with you will know quite a bit about you, and that knowledge eases the concern about " who exactly is coming into our home". You can understand if you think about how you would feel, if unqualified people were coming though your place all day long. It's a safety issue for many homeowners.
We call it our Chase Home Buyer Advantage.
With this program you can make a strong offer, and we can move much quicker when you find the right home.
Feel free to email me with any questions, I can also recommend a great realtor in your area to help you.
Thank you for your comments
In IL we have presumed buyer agency with the exception of dual agency with written disclosures about what you give up when allowing the seller listing agent to "represent" you in sale of their listing. Find an agent you like and trust and let them help you narrow the search. No money out of your pocket and you get full agency representation. Do your own thing now, but realize that trulia keeps the under contract homes on line until they close. plus lag time for new listings.
I would recommend meeting with a few different agents before you look at homes. If you aren't quite ready, an agent can work with you and guide you on the process.
Some of the things i do on buyer consultations are learning your preferences, educating you on the local market & the different types of transactions, we can also get you set up with a mortgage professional so you can learn your financing options and what is best for you.
I would love to meet with you at my office. I'm a local real estate agent. Let me know when you are available to meet and chat... I can be reached on my cell 630-429-4486 any time of the day, even weekends!
Talk to you soon. :)
You need representation by an agent. Either the listing agent or a selling agent. Not sure why you don't want your own agent but be advised that normally you do not pay anything to have an agent represent you unless you contract with them. The selling agent is normally paid from the listing agency. Interview a few agents in your area and work with one to help you today.
Best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent to represent you. EBAs represent home buyers only, and work to get you the best price and most favorable terms. You can go to NAEBA.org for a referral to an EBA in your area.
There is a book on Amaon called a"Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You". It will be the best $6 you've ever spent. Follow the link below!
Best of luck!
Many real estate professionals, when they are hired by home owners to help in the sale of their house, make a commitment to the owner that only REAL QUALIFED BUYERS will enter their home. These agents assure the home owner their home will not be placed on the entertainment circuit of the curious and those who feel the need to spend time.
The agent you call, (the listing agent) will vet you to assure you are not a time waster, are serious and qualified. They wil lneed to determine if you are financally qualified to buy a home. They will asssess if THIS home is within your abiility to purchase. They will determine if you are a real buyer or just a tire kicker ("I'm not ready to buy now but do want to look around and see what's out there.")
When dealing with agents of integrity, you must accept the fact you will be required to go through the vetting process with every home you want to see. Or, you can do it just one time and hire a real
estate professional who can find and will be authorized to show you exactly what you want......if you know what you want.
As 'buyinchicago' suggested, some listing agents simply are not interested in vetting a buyer.
It is your decision to make. As you may realize there is an easy way or a way of difficulty and frustration. It's your choice to make.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
If you call the listing agent to show and then hire another agent - problem! Your agent will not be able to get a commission. Plus, if you are calling the listing agent - who do you think their loyalties go to? Not you, the seller. And if you think you can get a discount is you don't use an agent - WRONG - the listing agent will take both sides of the coin. So you don't benefit either way.
Look at some profiles of agents who work in the areas you are interested in. Trulia is a great way to do this. Call a couple and talk to them on the phone and ask them some questions about buying. Whoever seems like they will give you the best knowledge and service, go out and look at a home or two with them. Then, if you like them, go forward with them exclusively and reward their time and efforts with loyalty.
Learn the process first. Looking at homes to find one is easy, but buying one is not so easy. Many expensive mistakes can be made in buying a home, and that is why an experienced agent is worth thousands. Ask someone you know who has purchased at least a few homes for a recommendation of a competent real estate agent.
Hope this helps and good luck!
You still can request listing agent to show you a property, or you can call any agent to have them get you in and out of multiple properties. The benefit of using an agent to help find and purchase is two fold. 1) They help you understand what the positives and negatives of properties may be and 2) they help you determine the price the home is actually worth. They will also help you determine the proper steps for purchasing a home.
There is no cost to you to have an agent. The seller is the one that pays the commission, and they have earmarked the money already. If you are nervous about working with someone you have not met, then talk to a couple to see who can work with you the best. Go out with them for 1 day and see how it goes. If it is not a match, try another one.
Broker Baird & Warner
You don't have to be ready to buy to start talking to a buyers agent. We know it's a long process and you won't be ready to buy right out of the gate ; )
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