Typically by signing a buyerâ€™s rep agreement with a buyerâ€™s agent, you can expect him or her to:
*Understand your specific needs and wants, and locate appropriate properties.
*Assist you in determining how much you can afford (pre-qualify your mortgage).
*Preview and/or accompany you in viewing properties.
*Research properties, to identify any problems or issues you should consider.
*Advise you in formulating your offer.
*Help you develop your negotiation strategy.
*Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (such as inspectors, attorneys, lenders, etc.) for other related services that may be needed.
*Keep track of all the details throughout the entire transactionâ€”to closing and beyond.
*In other words, a buyerâ€™s rep should make your home buying experience go as smoothly and successfully as possible.
But not all buyerâ€™s reps are equal. A buyerâ€™s rep who has earned the Accredited Buyerâ€™s Representative (ABRÂ®) REALTORÂ® designation has made an extra effort to raise the bar, with additional training and experience in serving you, the home buyer. If you work with an ABRÂ®, you can feel more confident that youâ€™ll receive the highest level of buyer-representation services