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Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Thu Mar 8, 2012

How does a home buyer identify a great agent? What are some key things he/she does?

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A great buyer's agent knows the market and carefully matches the right homes with the buyer's needs. He/she may know of properties that aren't listed - "pocket listings". A great buyer's agent knows the ever changing laws and contracts, is a great negotiator, and a fierce advocate for their buyer. A great buyer's agent can help the buyer get pre-approved for their financing, and assist the buyer with inspectors, termite companies, appraisers, etc. to complete their due diligence. He/she will be with you before, during and after the close of the transaction to help guide you through the complex process of homebuying. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me anytime at (310) 403-4623 or email brian@brokermalibu.com. Good Luck!
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A great buyers agent is patient and listens to the needs of the buyer. Once you know your clients criteria it is a good idea to preview the property to make sure you will not be wasting your clients time.
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