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I find it fascinating how emotional people are about using real estate agents to list or buy a a property. I was too, as a real estate investor, before I became a Realtor. I guess being an attorney is the same, how many people feel that they can defend themselves instead of using the services of an attorney? Bottom line, it is a matter of preference. As socal_engr writes "There are aspects of the transaction that they are more familiar with, due to pure rote" and that could be true. But the fact is that there are very committed and well educated Realtors, who not only know the business well, but continue to train to remain on top of new legislation and any changes that the industry may be experiencing. I guess as part of this world of ours, you will find good buyer agents, good attorneys, good doctors and others that are either mediocre or simply bad. The role of the Buyer Agent goes far beyond looking for houses for their buyers, it continues through the negotiation process, monitoring the home inspection providing advice to the buyer all through the process, monitoring deadlines and more important than anything, because they know the business they can react to any eventuality that may ocurr, and trust me they do. The beauty about this country is that we are free to do what we want. If I am a lawyer, a doctor, a landscaper, or work at Wall-Mart I am probably too busy doing what I know to do best, I will probably find a buyer agent that I can trust and let him/her do what they know best too. Good luck!
If it were me, I wouldnt want to contract with a buyers agent. I would use one but not contract. The previous reply was correct in my opinion that a contract is typically in the best interest of the agent not the buyer. The purpose of the contract is to protect the agent from spending time and money on a client who is just going to walk away.In todays digital age access is not the issue in the buing process. Anyone can find homes for sale. The advantage that (some) real estate agents have is experience. Just as you practice law everyday, real estate agents work with real estate everyday.It is completely up to you but just know that your buyers agent gets paid out of the sellers proceeds, which the rate of commission is established at the time of the listing. (in other words the seller is aleady prepared to pay out a certain amount of money in commission, how it gest divided between the listing and buying side is between the agents)
Hello,There are several reasons. As a Broker, we are to the real estate business as a Lawyer is to the law. First off there is usually (99%) no charge to have an agent working for you. Secondly they will pin point the true value of a property. As a Single Agent in Florida they would represent you and only you. However if the Buyer or Buyer's agent discloses to your agent any material facts such as an acceptable price he would take, this information is shared by your single agent with you. As an attorney I am sure you are a great legal negotiator armed with your knowledge of the law. As Brokers and Realtors no one can do a better job for your interests as it relates to real estate.
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