December 22, 2015
Here is an early Christmas gift for You!
Are you someone that feels it is better to buy direct from a listing agent (that is the Realtor that has put the home up for sale)?
Did you know that when you do that, many times you are not properly represented?
The number one reason people feel that it is better to go direct to the listing agent is that they think they will save money on commission. This is of course False!
Did you also know that it costs you $0 to be represented by a qualified Realtor? That is right it is free, zippo, zilch. That is what I call a GREAT DEAL! The Seller pays the commission when I represent you - THE BUYER.
So other than being free, what do you get out of being a represented Buyer?
You are protected by the experience and ongoing training that Realtors bring to the transaction. We are looking for things like:
-underground oil tanks
-Potential of asbestoes in the home
-should you test for Radon?
-help look for potential defects in the home that would make it a bad purchase/investment
-putting you in front of other qualified professionals like home inspectors and mortgage brokers
-Negociating the best deal available
-finding hidden gems of homes to consider
-are they allowed to even sell the home? lets check the title and make sure
-ensuring that all the cogs are syncing up on completion/possession day.
-writing an enforceable contract
There are many other items that we take care of course but this is just a snippet of items that all protect your best interests. They are all items that you may just miss out on when you buy direct from the listing agent, ALL FOR FREE.
So If 2016 is the year for you to buy your next home, keep these things in mind (and give me a call of course!)