There are some tips offered for real estate buyers when seeking the best agent to serve their needs. Serious buyers are encouraged to avoid the mistake that often accompanies seeing a perspective and calling the agent listed; this agent is working for the seller in keeping their interests in the forefront of their mind. Since their goal is to secure the best deal possible for the seller, their client, buyers would do well to enlist the services of their own agent, to serve as a mediator and go-between to negotiate the best price possible.
There’s also a misconception that homes or property that have been listed and on the market from one season to the next, are cold listings and there must be something wrong with them. There is an advantage to the purchase or negotiation of a property that has seen the seasons change, and is something that new construction or quick sales don’t have the advantage of. The insight of observing how the property responds to weather, environmental, and a natural influences including rain, wind, heat, could prove helpful and help identify whether the home would be a sound purchase and offer longevity to the prospective buyer.
A top real estate agent working for their buying clients will encourage buyers to visit prospective neighborhoods during varied times of day, as well as to research information such as local amenities, school system, zoning ordinances, traffic, and noise levels. Selling agents may schedule appointments and visits around known quiet and stress free times of day, intentionally, to establish a positive and Michelle impression of the property. Unfortunately, homes and neighborhoods can look very different or take on annoying nuisances at other times of the day.
Top agents also encourage their clients to garner familiarity with the lingo used in order to better understand the process of negotiating and securing a real estate sale. An agent is the individual representing either party, buyer or seller, in a real estate deal. A broker is off in the proprietor of real estate groups and has met licensing standards and is authorized to engage in real estate transactions. A realtor on the other hand, is a broker belonging to a trade group, a National Board of realtors. When a broker works for both parties, buyer and seller, in the same transaction, this is referred to as a dual agency. Being able to differentiate the terminology and rolls each participant plays during a real estate transaction may make the experience more transparent and less confusing to new buyers, as well as sellers.