Using a Buyer's Agent Saves Buyers Time and $$

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty

There are many advantages to using a Buyers agent.

One of the most important is that the Buyer Agent is working to promote the best interests of their buyer client. They are help negotiate the best terms and conditions for the buyer. The agent who is listing a property is working for the Seller. They work to get the best terms and conditions for their seller. Although all agents must be honest and ethical at all times, why not work with an agent who is on your side?

There are no reasons!!

In addition to negotiating, your buyer agent will help locate properties, & can preview properties to save you time. Imagine how nice it would be to see homes on your schedule instead of relying on Sunday open houses for viewing. The buyer agent, after helping you determine which properties are approprite will set up appointments for viewing and accompany you. A good Buyer Agent will know what to look for in a property. They know what will pose a red flag when it comes time for an appraisal. It is wise to know what to expect before the unexpected happens.

 The Buyer Agent can also do a Comparative Market Analysis to determine the value of the home you're interested in. This can save you money!! Instead of agreeing with the listing agent's price, it is best to be armed with knowledge of what other homes that are similar in the area are selling for. They can also verify the the data such as tax information on the listing sheet is accuarate.

The Buyer Agent can help you find a reliable home inspector, and will accompany you to the inspection to see if there are any structural problems that have to be dealt with.

Your Buyer Agent will explain the legal documents and paperwork that will be involved. They work closely with the attorney to be sure the transaction is kept smooth.

One of the most important aspects of your relationship with your Buyer Agent is CONFIDENTIALITY, and undivided loyalty.

This is likely one of the largest purchases of your life. There is no reason not to have a Buyer's Agent working for you to prevent problems, or deal with issues that do crop up.

Randi Steckler Is an Accredited Buyers Rpresentative. In order to earn this accreditation,Randi was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on foreclosures,in  addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.

Randi is a Realtor with RE/MAX Executive Realty. She will be happy to provide references from previous Buyer clients.There is no fee for her service as a Buyers Agent

You can reach Randi direct at 508-944-0090, or by E-Mail at randi@randisteckler.com

Randi has the experience working with both Buyers and Sellers that is needed to achieve success. See Randi's blog  For valuable information regarding real estate in the MetroWest area.

 Want to see all available homes?  See Randi's website.     

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Rainmaker
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Sandy McAlpine
RE/MAX EXECUTIVE - Cornelius, NC
Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC

Randi - Great post! I agree with you 100%. We all wish that buyers knew the pluses of having a buyer's agent on their side. In my state, the seller pays the commission so it's free to buyers! Why not use one!

Mar 19, 2009 12:52 AM #1
Rainer
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Randi Steckler
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA

Sandy,

It works the same way here in Mass. Can't figure out why some buyers go only to open houses.

Mar 19, 2009 07:17 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Randi - I always find it interesting when the consumer does not use a buyers agent because they think they will be saving money by going directly to the listing agent. While the listing agent may discount their fee slightly how much more could the buyer have saved with a buyers agent? Sometimes they sure can.

Mar 20, 2009 11:30 PM #3
Rainer
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Randi Steckler
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA

Bill,

We all wonder about this. The buyer agent has so many benefits. It's important to educate buyers.

Mar 22, 2009 01:34 PM #4
Rainer
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San Diego, CA

Hey, Randi.

I'm confused some. You say, "why not work with an agent who is on your side?" and answer "There are no reasons!!" I actually found many reasons in your post!

Mar 25, 2009 08:28 PM #5
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Randi Steckler
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA

Russel,

Not sure what you mean.

Mar 26, 2009 01:26 AM #6
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