What Your Buyer’s Agent Does for You

Help arrange financing.

  • Assist in locating sources of mortgage loans.
  • Help you examine how much you can afford but how much you may want to spend.
  • Assist in comparing different financing options.
  • Provide information on purchasing incentives that may be available.
  • Educate and discuss the differences between being prequalified and preapproved for a mortgage.

Assist in finding the right property.

  • Identify your needs and wants in a property.
  • Find appropriate available properties.
  • Set up an automated e-mail alert system that immediately notifies you of properties that fit your requirements.
  • Sort through inaccurate information about homes in the area.
  • Provide ready access to all MLS-listed properties.
  • Network with other agents for properties not yet in the MLS.
  • Preview properties prior to showing.
  • Help select for viewing only those homes that fit your needs.
  • Aid in narrowing your search until you have identified your top choices.
  • Assist in analyzing the pros and cons of each property.
  • Disclose all known latent material defects.
  • Assist you in evaluating properties for suitability, affordability, and resale value.

Educate you on market conditions.

  • Educate you on whether it is a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market.
  • Show statistics on what percent of list price the sellers are currently receiving.
  • Show trends, current average days on market, current absorption rate, and/or current months of inventory.

Guide you through making an offer and represent you and your interests in negotiations.

  • Prepare a CMA so that you make an informed decision when offering a price.
  • Advise you on what comparable properties are selling for.
  • Explain common contract contingencies.
  • Obtain appropriate seller disclosures.
  • Prioritize your goals.
  • Help create a negotiating strategy to achieve those goals.
  • Ensure that you receive and understand all state and federally required disclosure forms.
  • Handle the completion of the offer to purchase or sales contract.
  • Educate you on the contents of the sales contract.
  • Ensure that all appropriate additional forms are completed.
  • Assist you in getting the best property at the best price with the least amount of inconvenience based on current market conditions.
  • Prepare you for multiple offer situations and develop negotiation strategies specific to multiple offers.

Get you to closing and serve as your trusted real estate resource.

  • Recommend inspectors, lenders, attorneys, and other professionals as necessary.
  • Be an advocate and advisor during the closing process.
  • Review and discuss home inspection concerns.
  • Monitor and communicate required contract deadlines to ensure that you meet them.
  • Assist in coordinating communications between the listing agent, lender, attorneys, title company, appraiser, and other professionals.
  • Accompany you on the walk-through prior to closing to ensure the property is in the same condition as when you entered into the contract.
  • Remain a life-long trusted advisor regarding real estate questions, needs, or concerns.

 

 

Count on your Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) to provide the highest level of buyer-representation services.