Reblogger June Piper-Brandon
Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Hampden MD RE License 579412

Buyers, you are entitled to representation and the seller most often will pay for it.  It is your right. 

I had a seller who bought her house without representation.  She didn't have a home inspection because the seller told her she didn't need one the house was recently rehabbed and had a use and occupancy certificate.  When she moved in she found out the roof wasn't attached to the house and the drains were all blocked with construction debris and over flowed.  The basement leaks water.  There were numerous other problems with the house that would easily have been picked up on an home inspection.  The repairs were costly and put her in over her head and has since sold the house as a short sale.  Lesson to her, she has told me she will never buy a house without a buyer's agent again.   Let that be a lesson to all of you as well.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home give me a call today and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling.  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy.  The tax savings and wealth building a lone is worth the plunge into todays market.

During 2009 Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc is waving administrative fees active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's.  If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc. will waive the admin fee at settlement.  This is a $350 savings.  If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give Advance Realty Anne Arundel a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent.  Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-761-1550.

June Piper-Brandon, Broker - Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc.

Original content by Lenn Harley 303829;0225082372


A Buyers Agent who is representing YOU in your home search will help you. 

1.  Find homes for sale that meet your qualifying price range and location of choice.  This is important because obtaining a mortgage loan is not easy today unless you clearly qualify for financing.  The easy loans written during the real estate boom of 2002-2006 are gone.  An experienced Buyer's Agent working in your best interest will recommend mortgage loan officers that have an established record of success getting our buyers to closing on time and with no hidden charges.

2.   Provide you with resources to help you become familiar with the communities in your search area.  A Buyers Agent can help you obtain the zoning, transportation, public school, recreational facilities, etc. that are important criteria in your search. 

3.  Alert you to visible defects in a property that you may not otherwise note when you tour homes for sale.  While your Buyer's Agent is not a home inspector, we often observe defects that we have seen in other properties or that have been included in home inspections on other properties.  You will benefit from our experience with many transactions.  If your buyer's agent knows of a defect in a property, you will know. 

4.  How Does A Buyer Select A Buyer's Agent?  We recommend taking a home tour with an agent to observe them in action.  If the agent is thorough in showing the home and is showing you homes in your qualifying price range, then it becomes a matter of personality.  If you are comfortable with the agent and believes that they will help you find the best home in your price range in your area of choice, it is probably a good match. 

5.  Does the Buyer's Agent have the necessary credentials to represent your interests?  Is the agent a REALTOR® who has pledged to adhere to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics?  This is important because the National Association of Realtors and the local REALTOR Associations offer the consumers a way to file a complaint if you believe that you have been treated in an unethical manner by a member agent. 

6.  Does the agent have their license with a broker who has Errors and Omissions Insurance.  This is important because it provides the agent with insurance in the event there is an error or omission on the part of the agent that causes you financial damage. 

7.  Does the agent practice real estate full time?  While it is possible for a licensed real estate sales person to work part time as an agent, if you are in need of tours during the week or have a short time to find a home, you may be better served by a Buyer's Agent for whom practicing real estate sales is a full time job.  Some necessary events such as the settlement of your home purchase can only be done during normal working hours on week days. 

8.  Buyers need comparable pricing information too.  Only a Buyers Agent is going to provide you with information about homes that have sold in the area.  This is the information that appraisers use to value properties.  Only a Buyers Agent will tell you, based on recent sales information, the market value of homes for sale.  The listing agent's job is to get the most money for a home possible.  They represent the seller's interest, not yours.  Negotiating prices with good market knowledge will save you money. 

                              agents works with a network of experienced Buyer's Bgents who specialize in New Homes, Farms, Homes with Acreage, Homes in rural or urban areas.  We can help you find homes that meet your criteria and special needs in Loudoun County real estate.

Dedicated Buyers Agents ready to help you find a wonderful home in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker,, 800=711-7988, E-mail.


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