What Does a Buyer’s Agent Do?

January 31, 2017 8:48 am

03B74223When purchasing a home, it is in the buyer’s best interest to have his or her own real estate agent, known as a “buyer’s agent.” A buyer’s agent serves as an advisor and advocate for the homebuyer during the entire home buying process.

A good buyer’s agent will take the time to understand the buyer’s needs in a home, including the area in which the buyer hopes to live, and provide insight into the neighborhoods that may be a good match. Based on preferred criteria, the buyer’s agent will not only consider physical home features, but also factors such as potential school districts, properties with lower county taxes, work commutes, etc. The buyer’s agent will then research the area and sort through active listings to make suggestions to the buyer.

During the offer and closing processes, the buyer’s agent will handle all aspects of the negotiation. They will also oversee any necessary inspections, as well as counsel buyers on how to handle property repairs. Lastly, the buyer’s agent will be present at the closing to make sure that all of the buyer’s interests are protected.

When you are ready to buy a home, I would love to recommend a buyer’s agent who I think would be an excellent fit for you if you are not currently working with a Realtor. The great part about the way we do business at Fairway is that we know the best agents in the city who take care of people like we do. Give me a call and we can work on your pre-approval while you shop for your new home.

Fairway also offers buyers a great home searching tool called Home Scouting that can help you narrow down your search for a home. If you have not yet downloaded the free app, you can find it in iTunes or Google Play, or you can begin to “Discover Your Next Home” using the search tool at the bottom of this page.