Buyer TipsRealtor BenefitsSeller Tips January 3, 2012

What Can a REALTOR® Do For You as a Buyer?


When we think of selling a home, the services a REALTOR® can provide usually seem worth the cost of their
commission, but what about as a buyer? What can a REALTOR® do for you as a home buyer, and is the commission
worth the services they can provide?  Remember, even though the commission is usually paid by the seller, hiring a REALTOR® as a buyer’s agent means your interests will be represented and protected.


Here are five great reasons you should hire a REALTOR® when you are in the market for a new home!


  • REALTORS® Can Help You Determine Your Budget—With a few simple pieces of information, a REALTOR® can help you pre-determine what kind of budget you may be looking at for your new home, and can match you with potential lenders that are right for you.


  • REALTORS® Have Access To Resources You Don’t—While a lot of real estate listings are available online, there are still
    resources and listings that are only available through a REALTOR®.  If you are looking for something very specific, having their insider knowledge may be crucial to finding that perfect home.


  • REALTORS® Can Read Between The Lines Of Listings—There are a lot of catchy phrases that often appear in home listings, and your agent can tell you what they really mean.


  • REALTORS® Increase Your Negotiating Power—A REALTOR® can not only increase your ability to negotiate things like price, they can also give you advice on things like contingency contracts and required paperwork.


  • A REALTOR® Can Help You Navigate Through The Closing Process—The closing process can be a complicated process, and a REALTOR® can make sure all the details are addressed and that you are making a good financial investment.


Purchasing a home is a huge financial investment, and having a professional REALTOR® looking after your interests through the process is very important.