I came across the following post and thought it illustrated well why people should get their own agent when buying a home. The original post was by John G. Johnston, Broker/Owner of John G. Johnston & Associates LLC, an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage in Westcliffe, CO.
This House is worth $499,000
Save Time ~ Save Money
Spend 5 minutes with an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent
The listing agent’s thinking $650,000.
The Owner’s thinking $599,000.
You’re thinking $550,000.
We’re thinking $490,000.
Maybe you should think about calling us!
Representing People ~ Not Property
If you are thinking about purchasing a home
Think of one reason why you wouldn't use an
Exclusive Buyer's Agent
His tagline goes on to say:
Let me work for you because the agent with the sign in the yard CAN'T!
Agents know this makes sense. Yet buyers continue to call listing agents hundreds or thousands of times every single day.
Sure, you say, but he's a buyer's agent. Of course he's going to say it's best to call him.
Well, look at one of the comments he received on his post from a listing agent backing up his premise:
Proof enough that agents know that buyers will fare better with their own agent representing them. There is nothing wrong with the listing agent getting a buyer to pay as much as possible for a house. That is what their client, the seller, hired them to do. The best way for a buyer to get the best deal is to hire a professional whose interest is aligned with theirs, to work to get the best price and terms for the buyer.
Get Your Own Agent when buying a home! Pass it on!
Exclusive Buyers Agents do not list homes and will not ask you to limit your level of representation. They will be 100% on your side during the transaction, representing YOU, negotiating on YOUR behalf and protecting YOUR interests.
- Do you have excellent credit?
- Do you plan to purchase a home for $250,000 or more within 60 days?
- Do you have a good down payment, or are you paying cash for your next home?
- Do you want an agent on YOUR side throughout your transaction?
- Do you simply have questions about how things work?
Don't work with just any agent. Get YOUR OWN agent!
Or call us attoday. If we don't already know the best agent in your area, we'll research agents for you and give you our best recommendation.
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