Will I Get A Better Price By Using The Listing Agent?

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Buyers Ask: Won't We Get A Better Price If We Use The Listing Agent?


We have been asked this question many times. Not all consumers actually understand how this business works and are confused about using a Realtor.


The answer is NO.


Any licensed Long Island Realtor can show a buyer property, so why not use a Realtor who works for you (the buyer) and not the seller?  The listing agent was hired by the seller to get them the highest price possible, so the Listing Agent is NOT  working for you the buyer.


If you see a for sale sign on a house you like, your Buyer Representative can show you the property too, not just the listing agent. Keep in mind,  the commission fee comes out of the proceeds of the sale so you are not paying any more for a Realtor who works for you the buyer. Since the listing agent was hired by the seller, whom do you think the Agent is working for? You the buyer...or the seller who hired them?


If you would like to purchase a home or condo on Long Island, hire Realtors Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff, and be certain they will negotiate the best price for YOU  in today's market!


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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I think we can do both in a fair and equitable manner.  Keeping all things confidential on both sides and keeping our fiduciary responsibilities in tact.  I have done it many times... There is an area on our form that both parties sign to acknowledge they have the same agent..  I guess it all depends on how professional the agent is.

Jan 13, 2017 04:48 AM #1
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's amazing how many people think they have to call the agent on the sign...

Jan 13, 2017 05:16 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, this is so true.  I recently saw a sale where the buyer overpaid significantly for a home but thought they had a great deal because there was a $1,000 reduction in the commission from the listing/selling agent.

Jan 13, 2017 05:22 AM #3
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Sage advice Sheila. Buyers definitely put themselves in the best possible position when they get their own representation.

Jan 13, 2017 05:28 AM #4
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

So simple, NO, NO, and NO! Not only do you not get a better price, you get less than stellar representation. As I always tell buyers, "the seller has representation, so why shouldn't you?"

Jan 13, 2017 05:32 AM #5
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ,

How many times do we hear this question?? I think because so many want to  buy direct from a warehouse and skirt a store carrying items they think real estate works like that! Great advice!

Jan 13, 2017 05:37 AM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I bet about 1/4 of the buyers come to me without an agent. Here in NH we can work as a transactional agent for the buyer. I do warn that most buyers who dont want an agent are cash investors who look to get right to the point Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  

Jan 13, 2017 05:51 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Sheila and Larry - a commonly asked question that you have answered in a clear and concise way.   

Jan 13, 2017 05:58 AM #8
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  great advice to a question that is asked by many buyers

Jan 13, 2017 06:49 AM #9
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

No matter how many times someone writes about this buyers still think they get a better deal by using the name on the sign.  I had that happen last year and the seller said a big thank you when it was done

Jan 13, 2017 07:23 AM #10
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 serving Plainview, NY, call (631) 805-4400.

Jan 13, 2017 07:32 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Larry and Sheila,

I agree with Gloria Valvasori .  We were always mindful of the situation and it was always disclosed.  Our clients were savvy businessman and women, attorneys and developers.  So many of these clients wanted to deal with us exclusively, they were not interested in representation.  When we did work with other agents, they had the same mindset, get the deal done.  A

Jan 13, 2017 11:29 AM #12
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Larry and Sheila, you two are the go to Realtors for buyers and sellers in the Long Island area.

Jan 13, 2017 06:43 PM #13
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

There are always those "true believers" who know better how to "shop the market !"

Jan 14, 2017 02:45 AM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

There are always a few that have this mentality no matter what price point or geographic location and it is hard to convince them with logic, Endre

Jan 14, 2017 02:14 PM #15
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is a misconception of many buyers. In fact they may have less negotiating power if they have no representation in the transaction. Good post, Sheila.

Jan 15, 2017 07:49 AM #16
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Larry and Sheila

There's two sides to the transaction selling listing . . . . and selling the home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 15, 2017 07:35 PM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is very good advice to share with prospective home buyers.

Jan 16, 2017 04:47 AM #18
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