What is a buyer’s agent?
A buyer’s agent is a real estate professional who is legally licensed to represent the buyer and their interests in real estate transactions. That means they represent you as opposed to a seller’s agent who has the seller’s best interest at heart.
Why do you need a buyer’s agent?
Buying a home is a lot more than looking at a couple properties and making a decision. A buyer’s agent will get you in the door. A buyer’s agent will provide you access to the homes that interests you while taking into account your key home buying wants and needs. They’ll handle the tough conversations.
A buyer’s agent will handle hard conversations with the seller when it comes to improvements you expect to be made to the home before finalizing the transaction. They help solve the problems. A buyer’s agent is there throughout the home buying process protecting all of your interests and taking on any issues that come up.
They handle all the paperwork. If you have ever bought or sold a home you know, there’s almost an endless amount of paperwork that can get really confusing. Some of this paper work includes pre-approval letters, disclosure statements, offer letters, inspection reports, purchase agreements deeds, bills of sale, title paperwork, mortgage documents and loan applications. Your buyer’s agent will make sure that important documents are not overlooked and can go over them in detail to make sure you have clarification on any details that aren’t clear to you. They’re on your side.
It may be tempting to contact the listing agent when you find the perfect house online. However, more often than not a listing agent will be acting in the best interest of the seller. Not you.
How much does it cost to hire a buyer’s agent?
With all of the services I mentioned you’re probably wondering how much is a buyer’s agent going to cost. Well, here’s the great news. The seller typically covers the buyers commission based on the home sale price. Meaning the service is completely free to you. The buyer’s agent will be there to represent your best interest, making sure that you make a competitive offer on the right house for you and your family.
There’s no replacement for having someone who’s in your corner when it comes to buying a home. Contact us for your Las Vegas real estate needs.