Do I Need a Buyers Agent?

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  • Who a real estate agent actually works for is one of the most misunderstood topics in real estate. I learned this one through Personal experience, one of life’s toughest teachers.

    Years ago, just like you, I was driving around looking for my first home…

    and came upon a wonderful 1913 Craftsman style home with a wrap around porch.  It was love at first sight and I couldn’t stop thinking about living in that home!  I wanted to see inside it so I called the real estate agent who’s name was on the sign to make an appointment.  I just made the Number One mistake home buyers make!  The agent whose name is on the real estate sign works for the seller. They are called the Listing Agent and their job is to get the best deal for the seller, not you!

    I ended up writing an offer with this agent, not knowing that I could have had my own Buyer’s Agent at no additional cost to me. I did not have an advocate looking out for my best interests in the transaction. I could have gotten the home for a better price and may have gotten more repairs done if I’d gotten educated like you are doing right now.

    I want you to learn from our mistakes, so do yourself a favor and find an exceptional Buyer’s Agent!

    “Look for an agent with at least 2 years experience.” – US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.  We recommend 3-5 years minimum.

    Don’t choose a Buyer’s Agent just because you know them. What you need to know is that they are exceptional.

    Choosing the right Buyer’s Agent may be your most important decision when buying a home.  An exceptional one doesn’t cost any more than a mediocre one!

    Thinking of buying a home in the Portland, Oregon area? Checkout our First Time Home Buying Classes!

    Do I Need a Buyers Agent? was last modified: May 2nd, 2018 by David Axness

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