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Just as a seller wants to be represented you as a buyer also have the right to be represented. A buyer’s agent would represent you and is responsible for promoting your interests with the utmost good faith, loyalty, and fidelity. Protecting your confidences, presenting your offers in a timely manner, disclosing all adverse material facts, as well as consulting and advising throughout the entire process.
Your Trusted Advisors: Real Estate is a “Reputation based business” and we will always work hard to maintain your trust and …loyalty. When working with an agent from Layton Real Estate we understand that we represent you, and the reputation we’ve built affects our clients and can affect your transaction.
Our promise to you is we will always show courtesy, trust, and resepect when representing you weither it be to another Realtor or a prospective buyer/seller. That is in your best interest. As YOUR Realtor we are held to a higher standard.
We Represent You.
When you call an agent on a sign in the yard or an ad in the paper remember that agent is representing their seller, not you! The most important thing you can do is have someone on your side looking out for your best interests. So whether you decide to work with us or not, pick an agent you feel comfortable with and enlist the services of that agent as a buyer’s agent. Then you become a client with all the rights, benefits, and privileges created by this agency relationship, and you’re no longer just a shopper.
Why Use an Agent?
Did you know that many homes are sold without a sign ever going up or an ad ever being put in the paper? These “great deals” go to those people who are committed to working with one agent. When an agent hears of a great buy, who do you think he’s going to call? His client (who he has a legal obligation to work hard for) or someone who just called on the phone and said “keep your eyes open”? So, to get the best buy on a property, we always recommend that you hire your own agent and stick with him/her.
Set up a time to meet with an agent and ensure they understand your goals and how they can best assist you. The agent will have you sign a Buyers Agency agreement that creates a relationship between you and the agent, and explains the agent’s duties to you and vice versa. Upon signing a Buyers Agency agreement you will want to work with your agent to ensure you are Pre-approved to purchase. Your agent can assist you in getting to the right people to help you do that. After you have met with an agent, and obtained your letter of pre-approval, you and your agent can then set out to view properties.
Buyer Agent Representation
There are many advantages to working with a buyers agent, below are a few:
- In competitive real estate markets, you may need an agent to give you a heads up on property as soon as it comes on the market.
- In any market, a buyer’s agent can act as a buffer during the negotiating process and make sure you’ve covered all of your bases before closing.
- As a buyer you do not pay for the buyers agent fee, the buyers agent is paid by the sellers agent.
- A buyer’s agent can usually access historical price data for home sales in the area, which means he can recommend a bidding strategy that targets comparable properties that sold for less, rather than the mid-range.
More helpful information for buyers
Once you have found a property and negotiated a contract you will want to ensure you have Home Inspections. When choosing a home inspection you will want to ensure they have good credentials and are affiliated with the three main associations for home inspections; ASHI, NAHI and inter NACHI. During this inspection process you will not only be looking for Home Inspectors, but Termite inspections, Radon Inspectors and many more. Your agent can help you determine the best ones for you and ones that know your area.
View our preferred affiliates who have exceeded our clients expectations in past transactions.
Read the Buyer Inspection Check List you should consider in a home inspection.