August 10, 2007 Mara Bushari

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.

Mara Bushari

Mara is a creative thinker and strategic marketer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and worked in international finance before joining The Bushari Team. Mara strives to exceed expectations. As Client Relations Specialist, she is a key facilitator in all team transactions, making the buying or selling process as stress-free as possible for the client. Mara learned many of her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills during her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she earned the “President’s Award” for exceptional service. In the military, Mara solidified her abilities to achieve top results in high pressure and time sensitive situations. In her spare time, Mara enjoys skiing, photography and writing.

Comments (3)

  1. Excellent post. Very concise and valuable information about the benefits of taking advantage of a service that is free, as well as prudent, to leverage in the home buying process.

  2. Great post. There really isn’t any good reason not to have a buyer agent looking out for your best interest.

    “Seriously folks, finding the house is the easy part.” That’s so true, Mara.

    Home buyers that go it alone make costly mistakes all the time. Most of the time they don’t even know it, and the listing agent certainly isn’t going to tell them.

  3. Jay

    Nice post. Many people believe that if they make a low offer, the seller’s realtor might low their commision to make the deal happen. That is not true. The buyer realt needs an experience realtor to analize the house, the market and the deal. If you are thinking about buying a house, getting an experience realtor is a most.

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