Neighborhoods and Zip Codes
Real estate requires local expertise, so you should find an agent who’s extremely familiar with the areas you’re interested in.
How much do buyers agent cost?
Real Estate buyers don’t need to worry about the expense of hiring a buyer’s agent. Why? Because the seller pays the commission for both the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent. Typically the commission equals about 6% of the properties’ sales price, which is split evenly between both agents
Full Time versus Part Time Agents
Often times availability to see a property is the dividing line between making an offer and missing the chance due to scheduling. Part-time agents who are committed can do a fine job, but if the property of your dreams pops up, you want an agent who will be readily reachable.
Find the right property
After determining what clients are looking for and what they can afford, the agent will contact the Listing agent to schedule appointments to tour real estate for sale. The agent can also explain the difference between various properties and neighborhoods by explaining the pros and cons of various options.
Negotiate the offer
The buyer’s agent will advise clients on an appropriate price to offer and present it to the seller’s agent. “Then they will negotiate on your behalf and draft the contracts for you. This is where the agent’s experience in negotiating deals can save you money and help you avoid pitfalls.
A buyer’s agent should also be able to refer you to reliable mortgage brokers, contractors, repairmen, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, movers, and more. This can also help expedite each step of the process and move you to a successful sale all the faster.
Help overcome setbacks
When the Home Inspection or Appraisal brings new issues to light, a buyer’s agent can advise you on how to proceed, or if it is best to back out of the deal.