A skilled buyer agent is your personal real estate consultant that supports you with the knowledge to make you confident in your real estate purchase decisions. The buyer agent should be able to give you an overall advice on the requirement for a mortgage, know how real estate buildings are constructed, know about the locality and is resourceful to find a location that is right for you. The buyer’s agent should be able to negotiate the best real estate deal based on the criteria of your personal needs.
It takes skill to negotiate a good deal in real estate. A skilled real estate agent knows that research is a key factor in the art of negotiating skillfully. Before a buyer agent attempts to negotiate with a seller the buyer agent will listen carefully to your needs then gather facts from all types of data, a home inspector when buying an existing house, and mortgage professionals to make you have a positive purchase.
Though the buyer’s agent is paid by the seller, the seller understands that a buyer’s agent does not operate in the seller’s interest. To look at this from another angle, it is the buyer who technically pays the buyer’s agent. For example, at the closing of a house the buyer pays the seller for the house, the seller then takes money out of that payment and pays the buyer’s agent. With that in mind, there is no reason not to get a buyer’s agent to protect your interest on one of the biggest purchase in your life.
If you do not get a buyer’s agent then you are subjected only to the seller’s interest. That would be similar to going to court without a lawyer to protect your interest. It is never wise to even go to the sales office of a new build without an agent on the first visit. Many builders have a clause that they will not give you any seller credits if you go to their sales office without a buyer’s agent on the very first visit. It is one thing to buy an existing building but it is more of a challenge to buy one that only exists on paper. The Pro buyer’s agents that Real Estate ProFinder connects you with are skilled in listening to your needs and doing the necessary research that will make you have a satisfactory experience in buying an existing or a new build.