While negotiating any real estate transaction, whether it be your first home purchase, or one of many, you can nearly always benefit from the services of a real estate agent to help you purchase your property. There are a myriad of different areas where you may find yourself impeded or ineffective if you are attempting to navigate a purchase on your own, and while you may manage to get it done, you will rarely end up with the best deal. Here are 4 reasons you should consider hiring a buyers agent to help you with your real estate transaction.

  1. Buyers agents have connections. When you are purchasing a house, you will need to go through many extra steps compared to most transactions we make. There will be regulations, mortgage brokers, inspectors, lawyers, and a litany of other concerns which may or may not need to be dealt with. If you rely on the sellers agent to make these recommendations, you need to remember that their financial duty is to their customer, the seller of the house. While there are regulations to try and discourage any unethical practices, its always best to have someone who represents your interests involved in the process.
  2. Buyers agents will have a great knowledge of properties. Have you ever dealt with a salesman who gave you a very pleasant experience? Where they accurately described the pros and cons of different choices, estimated financial impacts accurately, and overall was incredibly honest and informative? If you can hire someone to help you find a property, their interest will be in doing the best job they can keeping you informed and happy. Because they are not stuck selling a specific product but instead are simply advising and guiding, they will be on your side.
  3. Similarly, they will be able to help you find properties which fit your dream criteria. You should be able to sit down with your agent and discuss what you are looking for. With their knowledge of the market, they will be able to make recommendations based on what fits with your goals, and what is a good deal.
  4. Finally, a buyers agent can work to mitigate any unforeseen circumstances which might appear. Should any difficulties arise, their experience will allow you to deal with them quickly, with as little stress as is possible for the situation.