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Why Have a Buyer’s Agent?

In the world of real estate, we’re all familiar with a listing agent, the person who puts up the “For Sale” signs for the seller of a home, lists it in the real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and holds open houses.

There is another type of agent though, a buyer’s agent, that works with people that are looking to buy a home. They can be especially helpful when negotiating the complexities of real estate transactions. Here are a few ways a buyer’s agent can provide assistance.

  • Gets Inside the House. Sure, there are open houses where people are invited to come in and look around, but what about seeing the inside of a house that’s on the market when an open house isn’t happening? A buyer’s agent can coordinate viewings of potential properties.
  • They’re Free. When looking into buying homes listed in MLS, it’s free to the buyer to have a buyer’s agent.
  • Knows What to Look For. Real estate agents look at houses every week. This makes them particularly qualified to know what to look for in a house. They understand the things to watch out for as potential problems such as mold, infestations, roof leaks, aging components and more. They also know the qualities that make a home special.
  • Understands the Local Market. Every neighborhood is different. So, it’s important to work with an agent that knows the local housing values when it comes time to make an offer.
  • Looks Out for You. The process of buying a home can be exciting and stressful. A buyer’s agent can look at decisions objectively. They’re also representing your interests in the whole process.
  • Helps Write the Real Estate Contracts. Real Estate contracts contain many parts, including contingencies to consider and deadlines that need to be set. An experienced buyer’s agent knows how to negotiate the contracts and has access to experienced professionals that may be needed.
  • Helps Evaluate Financing. Getting financing can be tricky; a buyer’s agent can help navigate financing options to locate the best mortgage.
  • Keeps the Transaction on Schedule. There are many reasons why real estate closings are delayed. However, many can be avoided by having a good buyer’s agent. There are dates that need to be met, such as having a written mortgage commitment, ordering appraisals, inspections and more. An organized buyer’s agent will ensure these delays are avoided.

If you’re interested in engaging a buyer’s agent to help find your dream home, contact Angela Pohakuola Studer (RA) RS-79822, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 4460 Kapolei Pkwy., Ste. 310, Kapolei, call 808-551-0900, email Angela.Pohakuola@cbPacific.com, or visit AngelaPohakuola.cbInTouch.com

©2018 Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. All rights reserved. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage or NRT LLC.

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