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drsleddog, Home Buyer in Slippery Rock, PA

What is the best way to find an experienced buyer's agent?

Asked by drsleddog, Slippery Rock, PA Sat Feb 25, 2012

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Start by looking for ABRs (Accredited Buyers Representatives) in the town you are interested in. These are Realtors who have been specifically trained and certified by the National Association of Realtors and have a track record in representing Buyers. You can find them at:
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 25, 2012
There's lots of good advice here. Regardless of which way you choose to research an agent - referrals from friends and family, websites, internet, social media, etc., you want to make sure you connect with him/her and you feel it is someone you can trust. A home is a big investment of money and time and you want to feel secure that someone is watching out for your best interests. Also, if you choose one and some problems occur that open, honest communication doesn't resolve, don't hesitate in changing to another agent.

I wish you the best of luck. Happy house hunting!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 25, 2012
When you are looking for a home, whether you're a first time homebuyer or just looking for a change, you want a buyer's agent who can make the journey into home ownership smooth and comfortable. Definitely do your research, ask your friends and family in the community what experiences they have had (Good and Bad), and talk to a couple different realtors. First impressions are huge, not just when viewing a home for the first time, but also meeting people for the first time. It's also ok to be selective. Buying a new home can be stressful and you want to find someone who can ease the stress and make the process wonderful. When you make a connection with a buyer's agent, you'll know!!! Best of luck in the search for your new home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 5, 2014
Do your research. Best bet is to meet with several agents and interview them. Find one that matches your personality and interests. Years in the business matters, but is not the catch all answer you seek. A good question to start with when you interview prospective Realtors would be "How many buyers did you represent last year?" The previous advice about finding an Accredited Buyer's Representative is golden. You want a Realtor that is an ABR because they are specifically trained to represent the buyer's interests.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 6, 2014
This is a great question. Experience is the answer. I have 18 years of expereince.

Email me your contact information. I would love to cha with you.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 6, 2014
Sharon are you in need for a buyer's agent, I have important information that will help you on your way? If this is the case, please email a number where you can be reached. I've worked in relocation for many years so I have a wealth of knowledge, like 18 years.


0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 6, 2014
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 11, 2012
Give yourself a congratulatory pat on the back that you even know the difference between a buyer's agent and a listing agent. Many people do not realize that in Pennsylvania, absent an exclusive buyer's agency agreement, any agent you contact is obligated to represent the seller. Therefore, they are not to disclose anything to you, other than material defects in the property, that would compromise the seller's negotiating position. A good buyer's agent works for you to find you the right property, not just his or her listings.

As for finding a good buyer's agent, the best way is to ask around or explore agent's websites to see whose philosophies and business focus match yours.

Happy hunting.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 26, 2012
Contact and interview in person a few local agents from different realty companies, then choose the on you like best; you can also locate some area agents under the find a pro tab.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 25, 2012
You can do a few things,
1. Ask friends and family member that recently bought a house wheo they used.
2. Look online for a buyers agent in (whereever you are looking)
3. After looking online you can call their office and ask for the broker/manager and ask who is a good experienced buyers agent in your area.
I hope this helped answer your question.
Steve Warrene-Butler PA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 25, 2012

My suggestion for finding a good buyer’s agent is to check out the agent’s websites which should include information about the agent. A good recommendation is to ask your friends and family for a referral for of agent they have had a good experience doing business with. You may want to visit open houses to talk to agents and see how they work. Look for an agent who is not just trying to sell you a home but will take the time to explain the process of buying home and answer your questions. Best of regards for your home purchase!

Carol Perdew
Prudential California Realty
(209) 239-7979
DRE 985176
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 25, 2012
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