Top 5 Reasons to Work with a Buyer’s Agent

When you are in the market to buy a home, most folks drive around and look for properties they like. Others scour the Internet for listings that meet all of their criteria. Next, these folks contact the real estate professional handling this listing. Although this may seem like standard practice, you may be able to do better with your own buyer’s agent.

There are five reasons to work with this type of professional.

  1. Expert input. If you are a first-time home buyer, there is a good chance that the process of buying a property seems daunting. A buyers’ agent is on your side. This professional walks you through the process step by step.
  2. A second set of eyes. Accompanying you on appointments to look at properties is one of the things a good agent does. This expert helps you to look at the home through the eyes of an educated consumer who sees not just the beautiful landscaping and staging but also learns how to interpret wall cracks and other possible shortcomings a property might have.
  3. Property locator. When the homes that you found are not completely to your liking, the buying agent can help you find other properties that meet your budgetary constraints and feature your must-haves. It is always a good idea to be very clear about what you need, what you want and where you want to find it.
  4. Industry insider. Do you need a reputable mortgage broker? How about finding someone to do the landscaping after your buy the property? Working with a local buying agent puts you in touch with an expert who can help you find vetted professionals to assist with the home purchase and those who can afterward serve the new homeowner’s needs.
  5. It is free! That is correct. The seller pays the commission that the buyer’s agent charges. When you go it alone, the seller still pays this amount – only the listing agent gets it all. Why not take advantage of this service since it is already going to be paid for?

J. Schmidt Homes’ realtor services put you in touch with professionals who are certified as well as licensed in Ohio. In addition, these experts are members of the National Association of Realtors as well as the Warren County Board of Realtors. Contact us today to learn more about our buyers’ agent services.

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