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10 Reasons You Need to Work With a Buyer’s Agent (Plus 1 Bonus)

Due to the age of the internet, you may think you’re able to find your dream home without the help of a REALTOR®. However, here are ten reasons why you still need a buyer’s agent:


1. 
Convenient: Researching and scheduling showings can consume a lot of your time. Why not let someone who does it for their job do it? 

2. Market Knowledge: REALTORS® understand the market, making it easier for them to find the best home at the right price for you.

3. Insider Knowledge: Not only do they know the market, they also have access to know what homes aren’t on the market (pocket listings), but looking for buyers.

4. Identify Your Needs: You probably have a ton of things you’re looking for in a home. REALTORS® are able to rein you in and prioritize your needs so it’s not impossible to find your dream home!

5. Access to Comps and Recent Sales Info: Knowing what other houses similar to yours sold for will come in useful when you start submitting offers to purchase.

6. Professional Negotiation: Speaking of making offers, it can be a very scary and daunting experience! REALTORS® have done this many times and will help make it easier on you. Let us handing the haggling

7. Mitigater of Emotions: Buying a house is super emotional. A REALTOR® will remove any emotions associated with the sale and get you your home at a great price!

8. Professional Connections: to get to the closing table, you have to go through a lot of professionals. A REALTOR® already knows and has worked with these professionals, so you won’t have to take extra time to find your own. Some these are lawyers, home inspectors, lenders & other professionals.

9. Knowledge of Industry Standards, Legalities and Writing a Contract: Do you know the rules to all of these in Alberta? Enuff said.

10. And if the top nine reasons didn’t convince you yet, then this one definitely will: A buyer’s agent is generally free! The agent is usually paid by the seller through commission. So you really have no reason NOT to use a buyer agent.

A bonus is Mike are Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) which gives you the edge in using him as your buyer's agent. Before you even start to look for an Edmonton property, give him a call. You won't be disappointed with his ultimate results!

Published Monday, February 20, 2012 7:53 PM by Mike Muranetz, CD

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