Real estate is always local, so buyers & sellers should typically take local advice. However, the benefits of using a buyers agent cross all markets. Whether you are looking for Austin homes for sale or purchasing in Georgia, it makes sense to use a buyer’s agent.
Searching for the perfect home can be a nerve-wracking experience. While there are currently some great deals out there for purchase, it is only natural to second guess yourself and to wonder if you are making the right purchasing decision. Furthermore, while it is a buyer’s market and you are likely to find plenty of sellers who are willing to throw in some extra perks in order to close the deal, many sellers don’t have the negotiating skills necessary to make these types of deals happen. For these reasons and more, it is in your best interest to hire a buyer’s agent when purchasing a home.
When hiring a buyer’s agent, you enjoy many benefits. These include:
- Save Time – your buyer’s agent will sort through the available houses and will narrow down your options according to what you are looking for.
- Reduce Stress – your buyer’s agent will set up viewing times that fit into your schedule, which means you don’t have to deal with the stress of setting up the viewings yourself.
- Get a Better Deal – your buyer’s agent is legally obligated to work in your best interest, which means he or she will negotiate with the seller’s agent to get the best price and other perks possible.
- Get a Second Opinion – it is easy to fall in love with a home that has problems or that is priced too high. With a buyer’s agent by your side, he or she can serve as an unbiased second party who will help you make a wise buying decision.
- Protect Your Finances – your buyer’s agent has the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure the paperwork is properly filled out and completed. In this way, you can be certain you are protecting your assets and interests as you make your purchase.
In short, a buyer’s agent serves as more than just someone who will help you find the perfect house. Not only will your buyer’s agent help you find the right how in a shorter amount of time, but he or she will also work on your behalf to ensure you get the best deal possible. Therefore, while there are costs involved with hiring a buyer’s agent, most buyer find that the time they save coupled with the money they save on the final purchase of the home makes these fees worthwhile. In fact, in most cases, you will actually save money when you hire a buyer’s agent to help you find your new home.
About the Author:
Eric Bramlett is the broker & co-owner of One Source Realty, a boutique real estate brokerage in Austin, Texas. Eric specializes in Steiner Ranch real estate, west Austin, and central/downtown Austin.