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Do I need an agent to represent my needs?

  • January 02 2014 - Springville
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I believe having an agent represent you when buying or selling a home is important. You need someone that knows the business and that is looking out for you and your best interest. More often than not, the buyers agent is paid through the seller so it most likely will not cost you anything to be represented, but could save you from making any uneducated decision during the process.
  • January 11 2014
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Only IF you want your needs represented!
  • January 11 2014
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The short answer: YES. Real estate is a very complex process. You need a professional to assist along the way.
  • January 10 2014
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Absolutely! The listing agent represents the seller's interests. Listing contracts already include the pre-determined commission given to the buyer's agent, so there are few client benefits for using just one agent.
  • January 03 2014
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If an agent doesn't represent your needs, who will? Yourself- sure, if you know how to.
An agent has a fiduciary responsible to you if you are his/her client. find one you can work well with and sit back and let them find you aplace or sell yours.
  • January 03 2014
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Having a GOOD agent to help you sell and buy is very important, in my opinion.

I am an agent and I work with a lot of clients and I am really astonished how little most people know about the process and how to find a good home.

A good buyer agent can keep you from making a big mistake. You make money in real estate when you buy.
  • January 03 2014
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Sometimes, not having a Buyers Agent can be beneficial. For instance if you are buying new construction. There are usually warranties associated with the home (1 year on all items) and then extended warranties provided by the vendors. In this case, you may get a better price by not involving another Agent. In most cases, it is best to obtain a Buyers Agent to represent not only your needs, but to give you the expertise needed in buying in today's market.
  • January 03 2014
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What are your needs?

Do you feel prepared to represent yourself?

Have you taken the time to learn about the home buying process in your area?

If the answers to the above questions are  no, then I suggest you find an agent who not only will represent you, but will walk you through the process step by step.

Best wishes............
  • January 02 2014
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In order to represent YOUR best interest, it best to have an agent that represents you alone. When an agent represents both the seller and buyer, the fiduciary obligation on the part of the agent is to the seller.
  • January 02 2014
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From a consumer's perspective, let's think about it this way:   if you don't  have an agent representing you, then the listing agent will be forced to represent you and the seller.   The seller is the one who hired the listing agent, so there may be some conflicts.

  • January 02 2014
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