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Why you NEED a Buyers Agent Representing you!

July 17th, 2015



Home buyers are often misinformed when it comes to the way a Realtor is paid. Many times new home buyers try to go at it alone because they think they will have to pay Realtor fees.

This is NOT true. Buyers DO NOT pay Realtor Fees. The services a Buyers Agent provides is completely complimentary to the potential home buyer.

Here's how it works; The home seller (in Texas) IN MOST CASES pays 6% of the sell of their home to the Agents involved. In most cases 3% go to the Selling Agent and 3% goes to the Buyers Agent. The actual percentage paid is discussed during the listing phase.

When purchasing a home to be built, it's normal for potential buyers to check out a model home. In most cases the person showing the model home is a sales agent of the builder. This person is not a Real Estate Agent and actually works for the builder. Remember, they do not represent you. Their job is to sell.

A Buyers Agent represents YOU. When purchasing a home to built it is important to have a Buyers Agent representing you. Many may not realize but negotiations can also take place on new built homes. Those negotiations will not happen unless you have someone on your side that has experience in negotiations. A Buyers Agent will also help to guide you in choices that will do well for resale of your home. Opting out of the back porch because "you can build your own," may not be the best decision.

A buyers agent doesn't just simply open the door to homes. They and I should say WE do so much more.

  • A buyers agent gives you contact information for lenders and help negotiate the terms of those loans for you.
  • Find active, under contract and sold listings to help you come to a smart offer. Only show you homes you can afford so you aren't disappointed when you see your dream home but can't afford it.
  • Reason with you about homes you like but may be a difficult resale. For example, you really love a home, it has everything you want, it's beautiful but it's backyard faces a busy highway with lots of noise. We would remind you it's all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.
  • Show you around neighborhoods that suit your needs.
  • Educate buyers on current market conditions.
  • Handle the negotiation process and explain each step in detail.
  • Provide over site of inspections and follow up on any inspections deemed necessary.
  • Councils buyers on repairs needed and in many cases, negotiate those repairs.
  • Helps the buyer with any questions or fears that come along the buying process.

Honestly, these are just a few of the many things I do for my buyer clients. You wouldn't go to court without a lawyer so why would you buy a home without a Real Estate Agent? Both experts in their field and looking out for your interests only!

Call me today so I can help you find your perfect home! 713-922-9754

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Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®

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