Buying a house is a dream many have and should, therefore, be done with much care. Various processes and extensive paperwork are involved when purchasing a property, and is the reason why engaging a Buyers Advocate would be very beneficial to any home buyer. With a Buyers Advocate to help you with the process, you can be sure to buy the right home for the right price, at the right
So how do you choose a Buyers Advocate who you can trust and work with easily throughout the process?
Knowledge of the local market
When searching for a Buyers Advocate, look for one with a thorough knowledge of the local market, regardless if you are buying in your locality or in another state.
An Advocate should not only know the best streets in a suburb but also those with a potential for upgrades and those that you need to avoid. They should also be able to get quick access to listings before they are released to the market.
Make sure to check the credentials of your Buyers Advocate. Find out their qualifications, including any training they have undergone, what real estate associations they are affiliated with and whether the groups are credible. You can also ask if the Buyers Advocate has industry qualifications in other states.
A Buyers Advocate should also have established connections, not only in the state where they work but also in other states. First-class Buyers Advocates are well connected with Real Estate Agents, which is vital in being able to get access to properties before they are sold in the market.
Buyers Advocates charge a certain fee, either based on the property’s purchase price or a fixed price. It can be a specific percentage of the negotiated purchase price, generally from 1.5 percent to 2 percent. This is similar to what most Real Estate Agents charge when selling a property. Some Buyers Advocates, however, charge a set or fixed fee in advance. The rate depends on the
price, level of difficulty and other search criteria.
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