In this modern age of real estate, one can wonder how a Buyer’s Agent is still necessary. Unlike the days of the past where publications of listings were printed and sent to agents to then relay to buyers, today we have apps and the internet. Buyers can see listings the instant they go online, can research the local area and neighborhood, and can even see highly detailed 360 tours. But despite all this, there are still a surprising number of reasons as to why it is still extremely beneficial to work with a Buyer’s Agent. Let’s break it down.
1. In Depth Local Knowledge
Sure, you can research an area online, but it comes nowhere close to the personal knowledge of someone from the area and intimately familiar with it. Agents will understand the trends of the local market and will be able to truly answer any questions you have about the area from the perspective of a local, something the internet cannot do.
2. Step By Step Experience
Buying a home isn’t something one does every day. It can be a vortex of confusion for buyers to navigate the loan approval, negotiation, inspection, and so on. An agent can help you walk through each of these steps with experience and direction so you’re not left with your head spinning and your stress levels skyrocketing!
3. In Your Corner
Legally, your agent must provide you with several duties. They owe you reasonable skill and care, honesty, disclosure of material facts, and confidentiality. Knowing this, one can trust that they truly do have someone willing to go up to bat for them. Your Buyer’s Agent will be there to protect you from Listing Agents who may not have your best interest in mind as they look out for their own sellers.
4. Better Your Chances
If you’re looking to buy unrepresented, this means that you are responsible for calling listing agents and scheduling each home viewing yourself. This can be particularly tough when the types of properties you are interested in are popular, or in a sought after area. A good Buyer’s Agent will be extremely experienced and will have a much better chance of getting you in to see many more homes than you would be able to on your own. Years of experience and personal connections really do speak for themselves.
5. Answers Are Invaluable
Perhaps one of the best points of having a Buyer’s Agent is simply the comfort of having someone who can answer all the questions that pop up along the way. Buying a home can be scary and overwhelming, and it’s easy to begin feeling lost and not in control. But with a Buyer’s Agent at your side to answer all of your questions and concerns, you’ll find yourself far more comfortable and at the reigns of your home buying experience.
No matter how technology advances, there is still no replacement for the value of a human agent at your side. If you’re looking for a new home and you’re feeling overwhelmed, please give us a call! We’ve got an experienced team with two incredible Buyer’s Agents eager to have your back! You don’t have to do it alone!