Some sellers prefer to sell their homes without realtors while others use agents to represent them. Similarly, you can enlist an agent to work on your behalf as a homebuyer. Using a buyer’s agent could end up saving you precious amounts of time and money.
Buyer’s agents’ typically find listings and then tour properties with you.
Agents also may be more knowledgeable about the neighborhood and they could give you access to more listings (including those For Sale By Owner, or FSBO). They could also prevent you from overpaying on a property and help you decide on the right offer.
If you don’t feel comfortable negotiating the price and sale conditions, a buyers agent can serve as a buffer between you and pushy seller’s agents or sellers. The agent can also put you in touch with mortgage lenders and home inspectors and assist with other steps in the process. They’ll even help with all of the paperwork involved. Because really, who loves doing paperwork?
In return for these services, the buyer’s agent typically takes a commission between 1% and 3%. As the homebuyer, you may not have to pay this, since the buyer’s agent fee is usually paid by the seller, and taken out of the seller’s agent’s commission.
The convenience, guidance, expertise, and possibly free price make a buyer’s agent especially attractive for first-time homebuyers or those looking in unfamiliar neighborhoods.If you are in the market to purchase a new home, the agent can provide you with assistance in this area. Hayli Cagle goes above and beyond for her clients. She will communicate every step of the way making the process as convenient as possible, and she will be able to make recommendations of necessary services from repair contractors, to mortgage brokers.
Let Hayli Cagle find your desired home today. She is dedicated to making her clients happy. Contact Hayli to schedule a meeting with her by simply filling out the form on this page.