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Top 10 Reasons To Use A Buyers Agent in West Cobb

A Buyer’s Agent also called “Selling Agent” is a Real Estate Agent that shows homes and matches Buyers to homes. They do all of this at NO cost to you.

  1.  It’s FREE! The Buyer’s Agent is paid by the Seller. We do not charge you (the Buyer) a fee for using our services. Need more reasons?
  2. The Seller’s Agent has a fiduciary responsibility to the Seller. They are looking out for THEIR (Seller) best interests. A Buyer’s Agent looks our for your best interests.
  3. They find homes that meet your criteria. A Buyer’s Agent knows the area and can help you find a home.
  4. A Buyer’s Agent can provide market information including average per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on market and ratios of list-to-sold prices, among other criteria.
  5. They schedule appointments for you to see homes.
  6. If an Agent does not specifically represent you, they represent the seller.
  7. New Construction salespeople work for the builder, either as an independent Seller’s Agent or an employee of the builder. Either way, they represent the builder. A Buyer’s Agent will protect your interests and negotiate the builder’s contract with you.
  8. A Buyer’s Agent will have knowledge or know where to find information about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you, in addition to pointing you in the direction where you can find more data on schools, crime or demographics. For example, while you may know that a home down the street was on the market for $350,000, but a Realtor® will know several of the details such as how long it was on the market, if it had any pending contracts that didn’t pan out, price changes, and more.
  9. A Buyer’s Agent will help you negotiate the purchase of your new home from price, financing, date of possession, terms, and more.
  10. A Buyer’s Agent works with you throughout the home buying process.

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Did I mention that all of this is FREE? As your Exclusive Buyer’s Agent we will offer all of these services from the time you begin your home search through closing – all for FREE*!

*Our services are free to buyers, we are paid by the seller.

Working with a Buyer Agent When Buying Real Estate in Dallas GA

Are there a lot of homes sitting unsold in your neighborhood? Are prices still too high? So the best thing you can do is search the MLS yourself just like a real estate agent with the help of our website. You can change your search parameters easily to expand the towns, price, etc. anytime you wish. There is no charge and no obligation. Each property detail offers a photo gallery where it has been provided, the ability to save your search, school information, property features, and the ability to share on social media. No ads, no banners – just plain, easy to use, functional home and property searching! Here’s your chance to be notified of all new listings that meet your criteria, absolutely FREE and find your dream home.

As you find homes you would like to take a closer look at, just use the love it or hide it buttons to add to your saved search and email us when you are ready to view the home. We will help you set up an appointment to visit the house. Remember: Working with a buyer agent does not cost you a thing.

For your convenience, we provide real estate services throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area, especially Dallas and Acworth, focusing on homes for sale in Seven Hills, Bentwater, Governors Towne Club, The Reserve, Rosewood Park, Cedar Mill, Brookstone Golf & Country Club and more. We can help you navigate the different subdivisions throughout our area and discover the neighborhood lifestyle that best fits you. Our community offers subdivisions offering golf, swim, tennis and more as well as active adult communities. Real estate in our area has steadily increased over the past year, but there are still homes available at prices from under $200,000 to over $1 million.

As a buyers agent, we listen to what you want and explore the possibilities. Let us help you find your dream home.

 

Unrepresented Home Buyers Should Take Care

 

If you plan on buying a home and you plan on representing yourself, think again. Many buyers these days are very internet savvy and do a great deal of research online before contacting anyone about buying a house. However, this may not get you the deal you expect.

Most people have sought to search general internet sites like Zillow, which estimates value of homes. People have also discovered county tax appraisal district sites. County Assessor sites may show the assessed value that the taxing authority puts on a home to assess property taxes. Armed with this information, some buyers think they are pretty prepared to negotiate with a selling agent. What they don’t realize is that these sites are frequently not very accurate compared to the actual market value of a home.

Many unrepresented buyers also assume that a home may have a selling commission built into the list price, assuming that the buyer’s agent will be paid around half of that to bring a buyer. So unrepresented sellers go to the listing agent and state that they know there may be around a reduction right off the top because they do not have a Buyer’s Agent. This also happens when some unrepresented sellers go straight to a builder’s rep rather than being represented by a Buyer’s Agent.

What the unrepresented sellers don’t realize is that many builders don’t negotiate much, if any, regardless of how much they planned on paying out as commission. This is also true of many Listing Agents and sellers. A Listing Agent negotiates a commission with a seller, not a buyer. There is no way an unrepresented buyer can tell whether or not the Listing Agent chooses to discount his or her commission to the seller.

Some Listing Agents will accept a variable rate commission. What this means is that if the house sells to an unrepresented seller, the Listing Agent will actually be paid a rate less than the full commission that was initially to be paid. So the unrepresented seller doesn’t have any benefit at all of a price reduction. The seller simply pays less commission.

With this in mind, the buyer should get representation. A good Buyer’s Agent will have access to real information about the market value of a property. The Buyer’s Agent does this by comparing the house the buyer is interested to recently sold properties that compare favorably to it. The only accurate way to do this is to search the MLS. A buyer can not do this. A Real Estate Agent can.

A good Buyer’s Agent will also guide the buyers through the process. They will assist in the inspection process, help find a lender and a variety of other things in addition to negotiating the contract.

So buyers should beware. If you choose to go it alone, you may not be as prepared as you think. Are you ready? Let us know. We’d be happy to help.