Why should Orlando Area Buyers have an Agent?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with LemonTree Realty

Orlando Buyers AGent

Orlando Area buyers should have an agent..... Reason #1: We are Free. Our services are free and paid for by the sellers. Why do the driving, the negotiation, the schedule handling, finding properties, when someone who is skilled in purchases do it for you.


Reason #2: An Orlando Area buyers agent can save you money!  This week I had the opportunity to sit down with my clients, who are also my close UCF college friends and help them purchase their first home together. The recently got married and are now pregnant expecting twins. So onward to family bliss or in other wards Baldwin Park. A neighborhood even the stepford wives would be envious of. With my negotiating skills in hand and their bottom line in mind. I was able to get the builder to take off $97,000 from the purchase price, pay $15,000 in closing costs, upgrade the flooring and through in a refrigerator. 



More reasons to come later but I think the first two reasons are reasons enough to have an Orlando Area Buyers Agent on your side.

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Heather Unger, GRI, NRBA, CLHMS, CDPE, WinDs

RE/MAX Central Realty

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Comments (9)

David Tapper
Coldwell Banker - Burlingame, CA

I think it would be foolish for a buyer to do it themselves when they can have a knowledgeable Realtor do it for them.

Looking at comps is one thing, but seeing the homes that have sold in the area are another. A buyer should work with an agent who has seen the homes first hand. They can tell their buyers this home needed updating, that home didn't have a functional floor plan, this home had a small yard.....

How would the buyers know what inspections were needed, and what disclosures are necessary? It's much more than just money, and like you said, they don't even pay for it.


Dave "Tap" Tapper

San Mateo Ca.

Apr 02, 2009 11:39 AM
Tim Monciref - Austin, TX
Over 2,000 homes sold…..

You got to get them of the idea that they will save "X%" if they don't have an agent.  I just told a PROSPECT that we would not accept an offer unless they are represented by another agent, whether it be one of my agents or some other agent.  That shocked them, but I will not put myself in such a liable situation of having a non-represented buyer.  I have never done it and never will.  They wanted me to kick back money to them.  I did not even reply to that comment.....

Apr 02, 2009 11:41 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Heather

Real estate professionals are the glue in a real estate transaction.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Apr 02, 2009 12:29 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Buyers don't seem to comprehend the value of having a buyers agent and think they'll be able to negotiate a better deal without one.  I have a seller right now that bought a house without an agent, didn't have an home inspection and ended up paying out over $20,000 in repairs right after she moved in and paying too much for the house too.

Apr 02, 2009 12:33 PM
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

It amazes me that buyers would choose not to have their own agent. Some must think they will get a better deal working directly with the lister. Others probably just don't know any better. It is frustrating at times. Thanks for the post.

Apr 02, 2009 03:33 PM
Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Heather:  Two years ago, I represented my self buying my present home.  Looking back, I am sure a real estate agent would have gotten me a better deal.  Lesson learned.  The buyer is too emotionally involved. 

Apr 03, 2009 12:08 AM
Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes

Tere I think thats a big part of it no matter how hard you try to separate out the emotion as a buyers it's hard too.

Dan & Amy - I have had many people tell me that. When in actuallity it's the listing agent that gets the better deal, since they get both ends of the commission. Happy times to them.

June - Ouch even when I have buyers tell me they dont want a home inspection I double and triple check with them then make them sign a waiver. It's the best few hundred dollars you can spend.

Apr 03, 2009 01:50 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

I figure why would you not use a professional to handle the sale or purchase of your most valuable asset (often $100,000+ ) .  Even with our discount MLS service, we make sure to offer pricing and marketing suggestions so that people aren't just stumbling around in the dark. 

Apr 03, 2009 07:29 AM
Trevor Elliott
RE/MAX Integrity - Salem, OR

Buyer need representation because they need someone to ease fears and negotiate on their behalf.

Apr 07, 2009 10:38 AM