Buyer agents are not common in my neck of the woods but I truly believe each buyer deserve their own representation, it's the only way I work with buyers, it's the right thing to do.
This is particularly important here in NYC, where many purchases are co-ops, which is a particular kind of ownership requiring an extended application process. Co-ops have particular requirements for purchase, and a really good agent will screen carefully for where a buyer is qualified to buy. Co-op requirements are more stringent than bank requirements. The dreaded "board package" is really not difficult when an experienced agent walks the buyer through what is needed and assembles and submits it flawlessly. Similarly helping a buyer purchase in a new development has its own set of concerns and knowing what you can negotiate on, which the buyer would not know, is critical.
Halstead Property, LLC
They also know the best mortgage brokers, if needed, Boards that are reasonable, and they get to know, or, already know the managing agents for the buildings and the listing brokers for the buildings very well)
They are very responsive to the needs of their buyers, and know how to set up appointments that fit well into schedules.
They are prompt in their appointment's and great at rescheduling, scheduling.AND, they love their work. (Finding homes for buyers,and feeling accomplishment for making their clients happy. Just to name a few things.
Licensed Real Estate Broker & Brokerage
"The Upper West Side's Buyer Broker"
331 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023
Office: 212 721-3301
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BLU REALTY GROUP
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Member of Real Estate Board of New York
646.472.7875 confidential fax
770 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10065