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What Does A Buyer's Agent Actually Do?
Great post on the services of Buyer Agents - by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, of Charles Rutenberg Realty, Serving the Greater Palm Harbor Florida area, and the Gulf Beaches. Please comment on Barbara-Jo's original post. Thank you.
What does a buyer's agent actually do? When a client asks that, we as Realtors need to have our response ready.
Here is MY response:
- The first thing I do is make sure that the person is prequalified. Most clients are NOT, so it is my job to assist them in finding a mortgage consultant that can meet their needs. If they are cash buyers, explain what I need for 'proof of funds'.
- We discuss their WANTS vs NEEDS when making the list of properties that are going to be considered. Once we know the price range, we need to find out what things they have to have in that home. It can be something like: it MUST be in a certain school district or it MUST have a three car garage and four bedrooms.
- The MLS search is presented to the client and together we narrow that down to decide on which homes to actually view.
- Showings take place and market ... more
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