When buying a home, you DO need a buyer's agent!
Now, I don't want you to think I'm picking on discount brokers. They serve a slice of the real estate market, and offer a service that some people want. But here's what has me scratching my head. A local discount broker is putting this heading on property listings:
**BUYERS---BUY THIS HOME THRU <AGENCY NAME> AND RECEIVE $1500--NO NEED TO HAVE A BUYER AGENT**
Well, Mr. and Mrs. Buyer -- do you REALLY want to go into you largest purchase ever without the benefit of someone looking out for your best interests? Do you really think that trusting your position to the seller's agent is going to get you the best deal? Did it cross your mind that you might be spending more than you should have on your home -- in order to cover that $1,500 "rebate"?
Now I do have to let you know that Pennsylvania is a dual agency state -- meaning that one agent can represent both sides of a transaction. But a real estate transaction is something that is best served by having two masters -- one agent for each party.
Please, Mr. & Mrs. Buyer -- think logically. Your own agent will shepherd the transaction through to a successful conclusion. Through offers, negotiations, inspections and more. Your buyer's agent is going to be worth so much more to you than a $1,500 rebate.
So, yes, you DO need to have a buyer's agent! And if you want a good one, give me a call.
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