What is a Buyer’s Agent?

Let’s face it, most consumers have no idea, about the true job of a Buyer’s Agent. Ten years ago when I purchased my first house I found it on-line, drove to the location, looked in the front windows, walked in the back yard, called my husband, and then called the agent’s number on the sign in the yard. Talk about not understanding real estate, we did not have an agent representing us, and we paid what the seller had listed as the sales price no questions, no negotiations. Then we let the listing (seller’s) agent walk us through the contract, option money, earnest money, the whole enchilada. It did not even enter my mind that I should have an independent person that would go over the contract and represent my interests, or negotiate any part of the transaction for me. Some individuals shy away from having representation because they do not want to pay a commission, heads up, in 98% of transactions in the state of Texas the buyer does not pay the commission, it is all paid through the seller. So basically a Buyer’s Agent is an unpaid advocate for you in a transaction to negotiate, and navigate the home buying process. This is the largest purchase most of us make in our lives, hopefully we have all learned to hire a buyer’s agent for true peace of mind. Let me know if I can help you with your next purchase, call anytime!

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