So, What Does A Realtor® Actually Do for Home Buyers?
If you’re actively looking for a new home to buy, it may be tempting to try and do it yourself, without a Realtor®. After all, the agent isn’t really working for you, right?
There’s a common misconception that real estate agents are only working for sellers, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When you’re buying a home, a real estate agent can help you make the right financial decision while maintaining your sanity.
Real estate agents live and breathe real estate, so they know how to navigate the market unlike anyone else.
The Right Buyers Agent Will Make All the Difference
An experienced Buyer’s Agent will keep you on top of the market, show you hard-to-find homes for sale, negotiate your buying terms, handle the bulk of your paperwork, and more. And it won’t cost you a penny!
In fact, here are the 4 things real estate agents do to eliminate stress from your home-buying process.
Help You Find the Right Home
You don’t have to spend hours on Zillow wading through thousands of home listings in your area. Need a home with 2,000 square feet, at least two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a large backyard? Tell your Realtor!
Using your guidelines, they’ll provide you with a list of homes that meet your needs. Realtors have access to many homes that are not actively advertised on public sites like Zillow or Trulia.
Negotiate the Terms of Your Contract
In general, Realtors handle the bulk of the paperwork details so you don’t have to!
Contract negotiations are just one example of where it really pays off to have an experienced agent on your side. An experienced agent knows the rules and regulations of buying a home, so they’ll be able to negotiate a contract with the seller to ensure the best terms for you.
Prioritize Your Financial Wellbeing
When you enter into an agreement with a real estate agent, their job is to help you build your new investment in a smart way that ultimately protects your money and your interests.
Their obligation is to helping you decide whether a potential home will be a good, and affordable, financial investment for you.
In short, their primary responsibility is to protect you and your finances.
Answer All Your Questions
Let’s be real, buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make! Naturally, you’re bound to have a couple of questions — both before and after the close.
Your Realtor will be there to clear things up, every step of the way.
Ready to Find Your Dream Home?
So are we. If you’d like help finding the perfect home, please give us a call.
We’re here to make your life, and your home purchase, as easy and stress-free as possible. Feel free to reach out to us so we can get started!
Janis Peterson, REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, SRES, CSP
Main Line Homes Luxury Real Estate Agent