How to Find the Right Buyer’s Agent
How Do You Find the Right Buyer's Agent and Why Do You Need One?
Buying a home can feel overwhelming, but with the right buyer’s agent, your stress and worries will be at ease. Buying a new home is exciting and should not feel like an intimidating task. Our HomeHunt team is here to help you find the right buyer’s agent and ensure that you have a successful buying experience.
What Is a Buyer’s Agent?
As a HomeHunter, you want to find an agent who can help you find your dream home. A buyer’s agent is a real estate professional who helps a buyer throughout the entire process of purchasing a home. An agent protects the interests of the buyer and is legally obligated to make sure the buyer is getting the best deal possible.
How to Find a Buyer’s Agent
There are numerous agents ready for hire in any location, but you need to choose an agent carefully to protect yourself and your new home purchase. Our HomeHunt team is professionals in the field of real estate and will work with you to ensure that your home buying experience is a positive one. Before you commit to a buyer’s agent, here are some important questions to ask:
Asking these questions and getting information will help you find the right agent that lines up with your specific needs and preferences.
Benefits of Using a Buyer’s Agent
A buyer’s agent is your go-to resource for everything involved with purchasing a home. They will guide you through the entire home buying process and take the stress and worry off your shoulders. There are many tasks that the buyer’s agent takes on including:
Finding listings – The buyer’s agent will ask you about your needs and preferences and determine what kind of home you are looking for. They will use all the information they gather from you to search for properties matching your criteria. Whether they are new or old listings, your agent will send them to you for review and schedule showings. A showing lets you view the homes in person and decide if you are interested in putting in an offer. A buyer’s agent will also inform you of any open houses in your area with the amenities you are looking for.
Pricing – Once you find a property that you are interested in buying, your buyers’ agent will first ask the listing agent if there are any potential issues that the seller must reveal to the buyer. This may affect both the price and desirability of the home. Your agent will then run a comparative market analysis to determine an appropriate offer price based on other homes that have recently sold in the area. Your agent will recommend a fair offer price based on their research and analysis.
Negotiating – Your agent will make an offer on your behalf and then negotiate the price and terms if needed. If the seller makes a counteroffer, your agent will inform you of the terms and adjustments to the price. Your agent will then consult with you on whether you should accept this offer or make amendments to it. An agent will also inform you of possible ways to make your offer more attractive to the seller. This may include eliminating contingencies or adjusting the closing date. If the offer is accepted by the seller, your agent will draft the contracts.
Recommending or hiring other professionals – another great benefit to working with a buyer’s agent is that they are connected to other real estate professionals including real estate attorneys and inspectors. This will eliminate the process of having to look for these individuals on your own. Hiring professionals that already have a connection to your agent will help expedite the closing process and make the home buying journey more efficient.
Finding a buyer’s agent can be a challenging task, especially for first-time homebuyers. Let the team at HomeHunt pair you with an agent that will make the home hunting process easy and stress-free!
Contact us to start your buyer/seller journey!