You wouldn’t consider having a major surgical procedure without consulting a qualified medical professional. Why would you risk one of the most important investment decisions of your lifetime by not having a real estate agent on your side? The home buying process is an exciting one but moving forward without a real estate agent can cost you time and money.

💡 How do I buy a home with a real estate agent?

You want to understand why you need a real estate agent and see the benefits. Part of this understanding comes from knowing the difference between a buyer agent and a seller agent. A real estate agent helps with locating properties, negotiating sale details, and answering questions during open houses.

⭐️ Why do I need a real estate agent to buy a house?

There’s more to buying a home than just browsing listings and finding something that fits your needs. You want to make sure you’re getting the best value for the investment, and a real estate agent can help you reach your goals.

An agent has important knowledge about the legal side of buying a home. Their experience with helping other buyers makes them valuable when it comes to avoiding common pitfalls, negotiating the selling price, and helping you find a home that checks off your wish list items.

❓ What is a buyer broker or buyer’s agent?

A buyer broker or buyer’s agent represents the buyer in a property sale. A seller agent or listing agent works with the seller in that transaction.

There are some instances where the real estate agent will represent a client in both a sale and a purchase at the same time. It’s important to know if the agent you choose plans to represent you and the seller.

Choosing a real estate agent to be on your side during a purchase is a wise idea. You want to make sure the agent is considering your needs without the same consideration for the seller’s needs.

💰 Do I pay a commission to the real estate agent?

While the agent you choose will receive a commission once the deal closes, you are not responsible for paying this cost. The seller pays the commission, and it is most often split between the buyer’s agent and seller’s agent according to the contract.

Real Estate Agent Commission

🙋‍♂️ How does an agent help me find homes?

Real estate agents have access to a multiple listings service that allows them to see homes that are listed through multiple agencies. Because of this, they can provide you with current information about homes for sale in the area that meet your needs.

Suggested: Why Should I Hire a Buyer Agent?

We suggest that you set up a saved search around your wish list. Once we see your criteria, we can better assist you in seeing homes that match.

You will also receive email updates when a new listing comes on the market that meets your criteria. This can give you an edge in the competitive real estate market.

🏡 What do I need to know about an open house?

Most home sellers want their properties to be seen by as many potential buyers as possible. To do this, they may set up an open house that allows you to tour their home and ask questions.

Open House Yard Sign

Be sure to ask your real estate agent any questions that arise during the tour instead of interacting directly with the seller or their agent. Your agent will make sure you get the answers you need.

💵 How do I place an offer?

One of the benefits of working with a real estate agent is having their knowledge about creating offers that are appealing on your side. They understand current market trends and what works for your real estate goals.

Your real estate agent will deliver the offer to the seller or their agent and return with a response. The seller will accept the offer, decline the offer, or send back a counteroffer.

👥 How does a real estate agent help negotiate the sale?

If you receive a counteroffer, your real estate agent will work on your behalf to negotiate the terms of the sale if you feel another offer is best. They may also help if negotiations are needed after the appraisal and inspections if issues arise.

Real Estate Agent Handshake

There’s no need for you to work directly with the seller or their agent when it comes to offers and contracts. Your real estate agent does that for you, but you always have the final say in decisions that need to be made.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Jason Kay a call today at 720-295-1604 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.
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How to Buy a House with a Real Estate Agent
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The home buying process is an exciting one but moving forward without a real estate agent can cost you time and money.
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