Buying Your Fort Worth Home Without A Realtor Could Cost You More
Like some buyers, you may be shopping for a home to buy without using a Realtor. An agent of your own, working for you. Maybe you don’t trust agents, you want to shop on your own time at your own pace without an agent pressuring you to buy something you won’t be happy with. They’re just salespeople, right?
Wrong! A salesperson owes you service, but not loyalty. While a Realtor owes loyalty to whomever they’re contracted to serve. In most cases that’s the seller. See this is my point.
Buying Your Fort Worth Home Without A Realtor Could Cost You More Money!
Once you contact the listing agent about a property, go view that property, and decide to buy it, don’t expect the listing agent to represent your best interests.
Here’s how it really works.
The listing agent represents the seller in a transaction, and always has the seller’s best interest in mind. Anything you say to the listing agent is not protected and can / may be used against you in a negotiation.
For example, you might inadvertently tell this Realtor that you’re relocating and have to find a home to buy in the next week. So when you make an offer, the seller’s agent may tell the seller that you’re motivated to buy quickly, making the seller less likely to lower the price or negociate in any matter.
If you didn’t know that, you may also not know that you can hire your own Realtor. This Realtor will have your best interest at heart plus at no additional cost to you. Like the seller’s agent, the buyer’s agent is paid out of the transaction proceeds. Both parties are paid from the commission. Won’t cost you a dime extra.
You should sign a representation contract for a Realtor to represent your best interest. Otherwise, there is no guarantee that you’ll get preferential treatment. A Realtor working for you could be crucial in a busy seller’s market when home supplies are limited.
When you hire Me, I will provide you with a disclosure that explains the types of representation available. The terms of my buyer’s broker agreement is negotiable including the time commitment.
You want help determining the right price and terms to offer based on our current Fort Worth housing market conditions? Contact me when you want guidance and support throughout negotiations, inspection and appraisal. I will be there, working for you - MY BUYER - Communicating during the lending process, escrow and closing.
I will be there, by your side, working for you. First and foremost, as your Realtor working to find you the right home with favorable terms on your timeline.
If you have questions or want to discuss your options for selling or buying a home in Fort Worth Contact me today for an immediate response by phone or text at 817-243-6177.