• Karen Packard

The Value of a Buyer Agent

Recently I have been getting a lot of questions regarding buyer agency and what a buyer agent does. Most people think of a Real Estate agent as the professional you hire when selling. But, what you may not know is that when buying a house, you can hire a real estate agent to represent you in your purchase. Why should you hire a buyer’s agent? A buyer’s agent would work solely in your best interests. Your buyer’s agent is responsible for showing you properties that you are interested in, putting together a competitive offer, negotiating with the listing agent, helping you through the home inspection and working with your attorney and lender all the way to the closing. The best part is, in most cases, it doesn’t cost you anything to use a buyer’s agent. A buyer’s agent gets paid from the seller of whichever property you choose to purchase.


Make sure you contact a buyer’s agent early in the home buying process. They will be a resource and can help you throughout the whole process. As a buyer’s agent, I can help my clients find lenders, attorneys, home inspectors and even various contractors when necessary. In this competitive market, having an experienced buyer’s agent is important.


Many houses sell the first day they are on the market. Some, even in the first few hours. Your buyer’s agent should be full time and available when you need them to prevent you from missing out.


Houses are selling quickly in today’s market and a part time agent could prevent you from getting into a property before its sold. An experienced buyer’s agent should know ways to win a bidding war without you overspending. Buying a house is stressful, and experienced buyer’s agent can take you through the whole process and make buying a house much easier.


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