But in many instances and without professional guidance, stress and fear can consume much of your precious time, money and energy.
Choosing the right property for your family comes down to knowing what you need, knowing what you can afford and knowing exactly what’s available at the time you are ready to buy.
Many home purchasers feel the landscape is stacked in favour of the sellers because that’s who the agents work for, which is why more and more home buyers are turning to buyers’ agents for help.Visit here; Buyers agent.
Choosing a good buyers’ agent helps level the playing field, and at Metropole Property Strategists, we’ve been awarded multiple awards as leading Buyers’ Agents and property strategists.
It’s a great feeling having an experienced agent on your side levelling the playing field, rather than working for the seller.
What is a buyers’ agent?
A buyers’ agent or buyers’ advocate is the opposite of a selling agent, because they work for and are paid by the purchaser.
They are licensed real estate agents and their job is to work for you and protect your interests.
They help you buy the right property for your needs, at the right price, on the right terms and with unbiased advice.
Why pay money for something you can do yourself?
Good question… I’ll give you 5 reasons a good buyers’ agent will help you;
- Their research saves you money – they know what’s really going on in the property market – after all they’re in it all day.
- Their skills reduce your stress. Buying a home or investment property can be about as nerve-racking as it gets. It’s emotional, exhausting and sometimes terribly discouraging. A buyers’ agent’s job is to make the process as hassle free as possible for you.
- Their experience saves you time – and this is one of your most precious assets. Using a buyers’ agent will give you back your weekends.
- Their industry knowledge levels the playing field – selling agents are not your friend, they represent their client – the seller.
- Their industry contacts widen your options – they have access to every property for sale and a good buyers’ agent even has access to silent – “off market sales” that you may never find out about.
Why doesn’t everybody use a buyers’ agent?
Actually, many people do, especially overseas.
In Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane the numbers are growing and we have seen estimates that up to 1 in 5 buyers now use an advocate or seek independent professional advice.
Why can’t a selling agent help me?
A selling agent must act in the best interests of their client – the seller.
They do not, and should not, work for you – the buyer.
We know some agents would like to work for both sides and have it both ways, but when you think about it, they cannot possibly do both effectively as this would create a clear conflict of interest.