Reasons for Hiring a Buyer's Agent
If you are planning to purchase a home, you may have considered venturing alone without an agent to represent you throughout the real estate transaction. There are, however, several reasons for you to reconsider that idea. Both financially and emotionally, having an agent or attorney to assist you through the complicated process is incredibly advantageous.
Negotiation: If you decide you want to make an offer for a property and go directly to the listing agent, your interests in the transaction will be poorly represented. Your real estate transaction will be facilitated solely by an expert who has an obligation to always fight for the seller’s benefit. If you hire an agent who is also an expert in real estate negotiation, however, your interests will be better handled. By hiring an agent, you might pay a lower purchase price, receive more credits, and enjoy more benefits such as fuller disclosures.
Stress: Buying a home is a complicated and potentially overwhelming process. Hiring an agent who is an expert in the negotiation, paperwork, and requirements involved in real estate transactions can alleviate most of your anxiety.
“Free” Advice: Perhaps the most appealing characteristic of buyer’s agents, payment for their services typically comes from the funds given to the seller to purchase the home. While the agent’s commission affects the amount received by the seller, the buyer still pays the same amount.
If you are planning to buy or to sell a home, call Ross & Ross at (814) 274-8612 to let our experienced attorneys handle your real estate transaction.
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