How To Navigate the Buying Process like a Pro by Francesca Girardi

Are you buying today, tomorrow or in ten years? Regardless on your timetable at some point it your life you may want to buy a property, or two or ten. In those transactions, countless things can go astray. To begin you need to identify two very important things. First, what you want, need, and how much you can spend.  Second, find an agent. Do your research and/or get a solid reference.

Having an experienced professional in your corner whether you are buying or selling can set the tone for the transaction. Both listing and buyer’s agents are advisers to their clients throughout the process and closing. They each are going to work for their client to get them the best possible outcome. Many people when listing their home, apartment or building use a listing agent. But is a buyer’s agent really necessary? Yes, it is highly recommended!

Here are some reasons why you may want to consider having a buyer’s agent.

  1. Someone is in your court :

The agent has a fiduciary obligation to you exclusively and will advocate in your financial best interest only.

  1.     It will help save you time (and many headaches) :

They have extensive knowledge of the marketplace allowing them to pinpoint the apartments that are your best fit.

  1.      They have the network:

Yes, you gain the knowledge of working with a professional but you also gain their years of networking. Agents build their careers making and maintaining relationships in and around the Real Estate world.

  1.  Thinking about a Co-op:

People can spend a lot of time searching, researching, viewing co-op’s that they may not be an ideal candidate for.  There can be a million and one reasons why you and a specific co-op may not be a match made in real estate heaven. A buyer’s agent can save you time and the let down by pointing you in the direction of the perfect fit.

  1.  Help you save money :

A buyer’s agent’s ability to strategically negotiate on your behalf is gold. They are the barrier between you and what can easily be a stressful trying back and forth process.

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