A Franklin, Massachusetts’ Buyer Agent is able to help you in so many ways as you prepare to purchase a home.
There are many skills that separate the buyer agent from the seller agent. The listing agent of a home certainly cannot advise on the resale-ability of the home nor can that person negotiate on your behalf. Two of the main skills that you will benefit from as you prepare to purchase your Massachusetts home are advocacy and consulting.
As an advocate for my buyer, I am doing everything possible to find the right home for my clients without regard to commission rates. Yes, I do need to get paid for my hard work but I am not guided by listings that may offer differing rates of commission.
As a consultant or counselor, my role is to help you understand the market, the purchase process and generally educate you in all facets necessary to the transaction.
There is typically no cost to you since usually the seller agent has agreed to compensate the buyer agent once a suitable home is found.
Here is an overview of the buyer agent’s role:
1. Locate suitable properties.
2. Preview properties.
3. Verify the properties’ condition.
4. Suggest necessary inspections by experts.
5. Help buyers determine what they can afford.
6. Verify property taxes and utilities.
7. Verify the value of the property.
8. Advise clients on structuring an offer.
9. Present the offer to the sellers’ representative.
10. Negotiate favorable contract terms for the buyer.
11. Explain legal documents needed for closing and helping secure them.
12. Assist in securing financing.
13. Assist buyers and their attorney in clarifying title, zoning, building codes, and access easements.
14. Refer them to qualified vendors.
15. Analyze the future salability of the property.
What can a Seller Agent Do that a Buyer Agent Cannot? The Seller Agent can…well…sell!
The seller agent cannot advise, negotiate, suggest experts for inspections or in any way do anything other than represent their seller…AND DID I MENTION SELL?
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