Protecting Your Rights as a Home Buyer
What is a Buyer's Agent in Real Estate?
A Buyer's Agent is an agent you empower to represent your interests in a real estate transaction. Before states passed real estate agency laws, most real estate agents actually represented the seller's interests legally (which made it hard for them to ethically get the best deal possible for the buyer).
When do I need a Buyer's Agent?
Whether you are buying a multiple listing property, a for-sale-by-owner, an investment or are having a house built, you owe it to yourself to have your own representation.
What does buyer representation cost me?
If you are buying a multiple listing property, the seller will almost always pay your Buyer's Agent out of the proceeds of sale. In addition, many for-sale- by-owners and most good builders already have a partial commission built into their prices.
However, in circumstances where the seller is obviously not offering any commission, your Buyer's Agent will discuss some mutually agreeable fee with you ahead of time.
What value do I get for buyer representation?
That depends on what you need. A good buyer's agent will-
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How do I find an Accredited Buyer Representative?
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