Deciding to purchase a home is one of the biggest (and most expensive) decisions people make. I would say that the average home buyer purchases two or three homes in his or her lifetime, a total or three or four actual transactions. A good buyer’s agent, on the other hand, closes at least two or three real estate transactions every month. The discrepancy in experience is obvious. An experienced buyer’s agent has seen it all before, the good, the bad, and the indescribably ugly. A buyer’s agent will not only help you find the perfect home, but he or she will also negotiate in your best interests AND make sure you are protected throughout the transaction. The best part of all…it’s FREE.
Many people mistakenly assume that they will get a discount on a property if they don’t have a buyer’s agent. For all of you who think that you will get a better deal without an agent, I am here to tell you that you are dead wrong. The seller will pay the seller’s agent commission whether you have a buyer’s agent or not. If you choose to go it alone, you will be forgoing FREE representation and experienced negotiation. In fact, the seller’s agent will have to do the work of two agents in the transaction, and will be very unlikely to compromise….and you still won’t have anyone looking out for you. Seriously folks, finding the house is the easy part. Just look at the people who know. Experienced real estate developers, if you noticed, always have their trusted buyer’s agent by their side. They are smart enough to protect themselves, and you should be too.