We often get asked: what's the difference between a buyer's advocate and a real estate agent? The key difference between a buyer's advocate and a real estate agent is who they represent.
A real estate agent is acting on behalf of the seller, also known as the vendor. A buyer's advocate is acting purely on behalf of the buyer, working exclusively for them to achieve the very best outcome for their client.
Here are 6 ways a buyer's advocate can work with you to find the right home:
- Buyer's advocates can help you find the type of home you want by providing you with a shortlist of properties.
- They can arrange private inspections for the properties you are keen on viewing.
- Buyer's advocates can communicate and deal with your nominated solicitor, finance provider and building and pest inspector. They can also attend final inspections.
- They can prepare and present the offer on your behalf to the real estate agent.
- A buyer's advocate has access to “off market” sales or “secret sales” and is able to assist their clients in the purchase of these properties without the general public ever knowing that they are available to inspect and buy.
- A buyer's advocate can also bid at auction on your behalf.
There are many more ways we can assist you to find your new property, whether it is your first home, your next home or looking to buy an investment property. We would love to help. We offer a no obligation 30 minute FREE consultation to discuss your requirements.
If you'd like to chat about your options, feel free to get in touch with us.