5 Reasons To Hire A Buyer's Agent When You're In The Market To Buy A Home

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When we think of selling a home, the services that a Realtor can provide are endless, but what about as a buyer?  Here are five great reasons you should hire a Realtor buyers agentwhen you are in the market to buy a new home!

We can help determine your budget: With some basic pieces of information, a Realtor can help you determine what kind of budget you may be looking at for a new home, and match you with potential lenders that are right for you.

We have access to resources you don't: While a lot of real estate listings are available online, there are still resources and listings that are only available through a Realtor. If you're looking for something very specific, having our insider knowledge may be crucial to finding that perfect home.

We have wealth of knowledge: Most of the time we have already previewed or shown the homes that may be right for you. We know the floor plans,the neighborhoods, the schools, and the shortest routes for your commute to work. 

We can read between the lines of listings:There are a lot of catchy phrases that often appear in listings,and your agent can tell you what they really mean.

We can increase your negotiating power: A Realtor is trained and highly skilled to  negotiate things like price, and items to be included with your offer. We can also give you advice on things like contingency contracts and the required paperwork.

We can help you navigate through the closing:

Once the contract is accepted the real work begins. A Realtor can make sure all of the details from attorney review, home inspections, appraisals and getting a loan approval run smoothly and any issues are addressed to ensure that you are making a good financial investment and getting the perfect home .


Posted by

Joan Congilose, Broker/ Sales Associate

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Comments (8)

Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate


I say yes to all five.  I bookmarked to reference in preparation for my next buyers initial consultation.

Apr 04, 2013 10:07 AM
Joan Congilose
New Jersey Properties - Manalapan, NJ
Helping Sellers & Buyers

Hi Bob, Thanks, I hope it gets the point across!

Apr 04, 2013 10:36 AM
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties



These are good points. I will use some of them next time I talk to buyers


Apr 04, 2013 11:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Joan,

I think you have spelled it out perfectly!! 5 good reasons!!!

Apr 04, 2013 11:37 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

There is nothing better than a good buyer's agent showing one of my listings. Good list or reasons to use you!

Apr 04, 2013 01:08 PM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I say yes to all Five Reasons to hire a Realtor when you Buy... Happy Day Joan and nice to meet you...


Apr 11, 2013 10:00 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Consumers on Long Island still don't get the benefits of working with a Buyers Agent, who actually work for the BUYER. All terrific points to explain the reasons for hiring one!

Apr 11, 2013 10:19 PM
Lauren Bianco
Weichert Realtors, Paupack Group - Hawley, PA

Thank you Joan,  Five very important reasons for sure along with basic, but serious risk managers for new - and experienced - buyers.  Thanks so much for highlighting just some of our true value.  Good luck and success to you! 

Apr 26, 2013 10:10 AM