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Why You Need A Buyer’s Agent

Purchasing real estate is different than just about anything else you’ll purchase in life, and the process can be extremely time-consuming. You might have to spend hours going through listings, visiting open houses, making calls, and doing drive-bys.

However, there is a way you can save yourself a lot of time, and money too. And that’s by getting a buyer’s agent, which means getting a real estate agent to represent you in the buying process.

During the home buying and selling process, agents usually handle everything. The buyers and sellers rarely speak to each other directly.

The person listing the home represents the seller and his/her interests only. When you call and talk to a realty agent about their listing, their goal is to find out as much as they can about you.

Later, they use this information in the negotiation process to get a higher price for their client, the seller. At the same time they keep all they know about the seller confidential, so you get no bargaining power.

If you deal with the seller’s realty agent directly, you are unrepresented. So, before you talk to them, you should get representation of your own.

You can do this by signing a Realtor as your agent. When you sign a contract with an agent to represent you, they become your “buyer’s agent”. Sometimes they are also known as an “exclusive buyer’s agent” if they only represent buyers, and never sellers. But, as long as you sign with an experienced real estate agent to represent you, you’ll be covered.

Remember, that no matter what realty agent you call, they are representing the seller unless you specifically sign a buyer’s agent contract with them. They might be acting as what’s called a sub-agent of the seller, and you might as well be talking to the seller’s real estate agent. You may be their “customer” but you won’t be their “client”, which is a legal distinction of responsibility.

When you officially sign a “buyer’s agent”, the contract establishes a legal agreement and it makes you their client, not their customer.

The best part is that it cost nothing extra to have a real estate agent represent you as a buyer. The buyer’s agent fee is part of the agreed upon pricing of the home. And you can’t deduct this fee even if you do not use a buyer’s agent. So, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

What A Property Up Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Can Do For You

Buyer’s agents can help you in numerous ways that will save you time, money, and help navigate a complex process with ease.

Here are some of the things they can do for you:

  • Send you listings that might be an ideal fit for you.
  • Schedule and show you all the homes you want to see, including multi-home tours.
  • Search sold homes to recommend best prices.
  • Advise you about inspections.
  • Provide negotiation tips, and write an offer that benefits you.
  • Negotiate on your behalf, and remain loyal to you as they guide you through the closing.

That’s quite the contrast in regards to what you can expect from the listing agent. Which is, for them to tell you what’s great about the home and why you should pay full price. Not to mention, any offers they write will benefit the seller.

Why Choose PropertyUp As Your Buyer’s Agent

Now that you know the importance of having proper representation, you might be thinking about who you know that’s a real estate agent. Your co-worker’s mom just got her real estate agent license, and it might be tempting to give her a call.

Not so fast. All agents are not the same and you want to be sure you choose the best real estate agent to represent you as the buyer. It only makes sense to have someone that’s an expert handle one of the largest financial transactions of your life.

At PropertyUp, all of our real estate professionals have high customer satisfaction ratings and lots of experience in successfully representing home buyers.

Here are some of the services we will provide when you sign with us:

  • We’ll show you homes with no pressure to purchase.
  • Using our home search tools, we’ll continually suggest new homes on the market that meet your needs and show them to you.
  • We’ll use our experience to help you research the right price and educate you about the market.
  • We’ll represent you in negotiations.
  • Using our online signatures will get your offer presented more quickly.
  • Once your offer is accepted, we’ll walk you through the entire transaction process and be ready to handle all of the unexpected events that can occur.
  • We can recommend reputable finance companies based on our experience with other clients.
  • Provide recommendations for other professional services such as inspections as the purchase moves forward.

There’s no extra cost to have a realty agent from our team represent you. So, take the right first step to a successful transaction, and sign a buyer representation agreement with PropertyUp, before you start looking at homes.

To get started, select “Find Me a Buyer’s agent” , and we’ll assist you in locating the buyer’s agent who is right for you

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