Why I’m a Buyers’ Agent

By
Real Estate Agent with REMAX by the Water

Why am I a buyers' agent? Today was an example of why.  I have a young marine couple closing and moving in tomorrow.  We stored their car at the new house for safekeeping.  (It was full of their stuff and they didn't want it broken into at the motel where they were staying.)  While we were there, we did our final walk through.  As we visited each room, they would talk about what furniture would go where and how it would look.  Most of their furniture wouldn't be there for another 2 weeks.  But that was okay. They would be in their new house.  The longer we were there, the more their excitement grew.

Another reason I like being a buyers' agent is things can happen quicker.  Once a buyer has taken the step to buy, things are starting to happen.  When first meeting the buyer, I visit with them to learn why they are buying, what they are looking for, and their priorities. Finding the right home is a process. Many times they have an idea of what they want, but over time the right home changes shape and form.  It may be something they didn't know they were looking for.  I enjoy helping them through this process.

Then making the offer and negotiations start.  This is where I go to work.  My job is to get the best deal for my client.  It's not always getting the lowest price.  There are so many things that can affect the agreement: price, closing date, possession, inspections,  sellers' contribution to buyers' closing costs, etc. Once everyone is in agreement, it's time for inspections.

This can be a difficult and confusing time for buyers. It's my job to guide them through it and help them understand each step in the process.  Then I get to see their joy when the keys for their new home are handed to them.

Comments (6)

Dick & Sandy Beals
Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC - Wilmington, NC

And also maybe because it's a buyers market!

Dick Beals

Sep 24, 2008 09:03 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Ruby - Until the last couple years I preferred being a Listing Agent.  However, the market has dictated that Buyers are quite valuable now, and they have so much inventory to select from.  You're right - in a market like this, buyer sales can be a whole lot quicker.

Oct 14, 2008 12:31 PM
Starstate Realty
Starstate Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Ruby - Welcome to ActiveRain.  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Jan 28, 2009 04:42 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Ruby – I’m just checking in with some of my subscribers that I haven’t seen around in a while. Hope you’re well and busy.

Jun 20, 2011 08:27 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Happy Hump Day!

Jul 26, 2011 06:10 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, Ruby, I'm just checking in again to see how you doing.  Hope all is well.

Sep 28, 2011 12:11 PM