Finding a Good Agent

 What I Can Do For You

  • Educate you through the entire process
  • Listen to your needs to understand your real estate objectives
  • Help you understand all of the paperwork
  • Handle any problems that arise during the transaction
  • Properly prepare forms, contracts and disclosures, which are required by law, and make sure that they are legally correct
  • Provide comparable sales data to assure that you are paying the proper price for your home
  • Guide you regarding the repairs that should be made
  • Show you homes in an effective and professional manner
  • Oversee the closing process
  • See that the completion of the transaction is smooth, including obtaining keys and taking possession of the property
  • Help you to understand the complete loan, escrow/closing and title process
  • Properly handle the walk-through process with you prior to the final closing
  • See that any repairs or requirements are met prior to the closing
  • Negotiate and deal effectively on your behalf with the seller, other agents, escrow/closing and title people
  • See that each and every facet of the buying process is effectively and professionally handled in your best interest

  Benefits of a Buyer's Agent

  • A buyer’s agent represents you, the buyer, not the seller, and has full fiduciary duties, including loyalty to you. By definition, the buyer’s agent has your best interests in mind throughout the transaction. The percentage of homebuyers with buyer representation has grown significantly in the past decade. According to a recent National Association of Realtors® survey, nearly half (46%) of home buyers used the services of a buyer’s agent last year, and four out of every five buyer’s agent agreements were in writing.
  • The benefits of buyer representation is the dedication of a buyer’s agent to the home buyer. The buyer’s agent and homebuyer establish a mutual agreement, known as a buyer agency agreement, that will entitle the homebuyer to, but is not limited by:
  • Loyalty: The real estate agent must act in the best interest of the buyer.
  • Disclosure: All material facts such as relationships between agent and other parties, existence of other offers, status of earnest money, property’s market value and legal effect of important contract provisions.
  • Confidentiality: Any discussions, facts, or information that should not be revealed to others but does not include responsibility of fairness and honesty in dealings with all parties.
  • Reasonable Skill and Care: Arriving at a reasonable purchase price and advising the buyer of such, affirmatively discovering material facts and disclosing them to the buyer, investigating the material facts related to the sale. With a buyer agency, the interests of the homebuyer will be represented in the purchase of the home. This scenario is different from a typical transaction where the buyer is not technically represented.

 

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