BUYERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Home buying process can be complicated and confusing. Particularly in regard to what role a Real Estate agent plays. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions that buyers ask or sometimes don't fully understand.
If you have any questions regarding purchasing a home or any other Real Estate questions, please give me a call. I want your home buying experience to be an easy and enjoyable one and I will do everything I can to ensure you find the home that is right for you.
WHAT DOES IT COST AS A BUYER TO USE AN AGENT?
The compensation that a sales agent receives typically comes from the seller's proceeds. In other words, there is no cost for a buyer to use the services of an agent in a traditional agent/buyer relationship.
CAN MY AGENT GIVE ME INFORMATION REGARDING PROPERTIES FROM OTHER COMPANIES?
Absolutely - your agent has access to every property listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). If you find a property on your own, you should contact your agent and not the property owner or the agent listing the property. Having the address or the MLS number is very helpful and will assist your agent in gathering information regarding the property.
WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION WILL MY AGENT NEED FROM ME?
In order to best serve you, an agent requires a snapshot of your dream home and any other physical property details that are important to you. For example, number of bedrooms, size, price, location and number of bathrooms are common criteria. Other considerations include the school district, style of home and room sizes.
CAN I GO TO OPEN HOUSES WITHOUT MY AGENT?
You are welcome to go to open houses without your agent. However you need to make sure that you indicate you are working with an agent. If you don't, your agent may not have the ability to represent you on that property in the future.
How can I find out about new properties?
I will be able to accommodate your particular situation by e-mail or phone.