A buyers agent works with a potential home buyer, helping the home buyer to find a property. Once the buyer has found a property, the buyers agent helps the home buyer to determine what offer to make. The agent finally helps the buyer through the closing process, ensuring the inspection and mortgage closing all go through without a hitch. A buyers agent can help in a number of different ways throughout this process, so hiring a buyers agent is often a good idea for most people shopping for a home.
Why Hire a Buyers Agent?
Some home buyers believe they can do the work themselves on the Internet to find a property and make an offer. Other buyers simply work with the seller’s agent, allowing that agent to draw up the offer paperwork and facilitate the home buying Deal. While these are acceptable options, they are not usually the best option for most home buyers.
Hiring a buyers agent is advisable because the buyers agent can help you find homes that you might not otherwise find. Using the Internet can help a person find homes, but not every home may be listed and the Internet may not provide sufficient information about the house, the market in the area or the neighborhood the home is located in. A buyers agent tends to know the market and have connections within the industry. He may know of homes that haven’t even been listed for sale yet, and he may be able to help you decide if a home is a good Deal or a bad Deal, and if the property values in a given location are likely to rise or fall.
Hiring a buyers agent is also a good idea because a buyers agent acts as your advocate when buying a home. Unlike when you work with a seller’s agent, there is no possible conflict of interest between your needs and the needs of the seller. The buyer’s agent works only for you. Furthermore, the buyer’s agent can help you evaluate what offer is fair and can make the entire buying process easier and simpler because of their extensive real estate knowledge.
Some buyers agents are paid directly by the buyer, while others are paid three percent commission by the person selling the home. The payment structure for a buyers agent depends on the situation, so make sure you understand fees and costs up front when hiring a buyers agent so you know what to expect.
Author:Victoria Schweyher Phone: 908-472-5540 Dated: June 23rd 2016 Views: 81 About Victoria: ...
View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access.
About Ellen Dell'Alba - Team Leader of the Platinum Group:
Ellen is one of the most diverse realtors among the Keller Williams Realty Agency in Monmouth & Ocean Counties. Being with the company for several years, she continues to make considerable strides in becoming the best realtor she can be. Ellen is a listing specialist, along with having certifications in ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) and BOLD. Her strategy in helping her clients buy or sell a home is fairly simple: "I do whatever it takes to make my clients 110% satisfied, and that is my personal guarantee!"
Ellen attributes her impressive 80% property sales rate to her relentless drive and work ethic. Working around busy schedules, offering multiple open houses, hosting Broker Lunches, as well as spending a considerable amount of time and money in advertising are just some of the ways Ell en makes sure her client's listings get maximum exposure.
Ellen's view when it comes to home buying is: A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.
Ellen resides in Ocean County, NJ with her husband and five children.
"I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and look forward making your experience buying or selling a pleasant one. Invite me in and let me show you what your home is worth and how I can get you top dollar!" - Ellen Dell'Alba
Real estate market data for Jackson, NJ provided by Ellen Dy
"We were looking for a realtor in the area as we were moving from another state. A relative from another state referred us to Ellen after interviewing her over the phone. Our experience was fantastic. We went from wanting to buy to needing to rent and she did not treat us any different. She was readily available numerous times with flexible hours willing to make sure we found exactly what we were looking for! She was very vocal and gave us a lot of guidance as we did not know the area well. She put interest in finding us a decent place not overlooking any small detail or hidden problems in the home. Once we found the place, Ellen negotiated well and we got exactly what we asked for! She answered all of our late night texts and was very honest answering all of our questions! She was very hands on and hardworking! We will be calling her when it's time to buy!"