What is a Buyers Agent?
What does a buyers agent do?
You may have heard of the term ‘Buyers Agent’ but still be confused by how they can benefit you! One of the greatest confusions is that they are the same as real estate agents. This is not the case. A real estate agent is an advocate for the vendor of the property. A buyers agent is completely on the side of the buyer.
It doesn’t matter if it is your first home or your fifth, buying a home can be an extremely daunting and time-consuming experience, especially if you are not sure what you are after.
What does a buyers agent do and how does it benefit the buyer?
This is where your buyer’s agent will step in. After establishing exactly what you are after in a property, they will start the process of finding your dream home or investment property. They’re essentially the answer to your house-hunting nightmare!
They will not only assist in locating properties for their clients, but they will also attend inspections and complete the research. They check the backgrounds of the properties picking up on details a busy home buyer might not find. They then negotiate the best possible price on the property
One of the biggest strengths of buyer’s agents is that they are hugely passionate about property. Meighan Hetherington, Director of Property Pursuit, knows the importance of establishing exactly what the client is after:
‘ The ability to separate your own personal likes and dislikes is of paramount importance. We go to great lengths to ensure we understand the requirements completely. Once we get a real feel for what our clients are looking for, it allows us to work harder on their behalf.’
What about property laws?
Buyer’s Agents are also extremely up to date on the latest property laws and legislation. Being members of reputable industry groups like the REIQ keep buyers agents informed.