Do I really need to have my own agent?
Many buyers believe that if they use the seller’s agent, it will save money on the home and make it easier for closing.
Many times, this is not the case.
- The commission is paid by the seller, not the buyer. So the price of the home may not vary if the agent ‘gets both sides.’
- A selling agent is basically representing the seller…they have a vested interest in selling the property. You should have an agent on your side, looking out for your interests.
Team Ellenbogen, as part of their real estate practice, appoints a different realtor to represent one of their buying clients if that client wants to present an offer on one of the Team’s listings! That is how important we believe the buying agent’s role is for our clients!
A Buyer’s Real Estate Agent will:
- Educate you about the market in the area that you are looking
- Analyze your wants and needs; help you prioritize what features you are looking for
- Guide you to homes that fit your criteria
- Coordinate the work of other needed professionals
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Check and double-check paperwork and deadlines
- Solve any problems that may arise
When you work with Nancy, the buying agent on Team Ellenbogen, you receive the following service:
- A knowledgeable and professional REALTOR® with the Accredited Buyer Representative Designation
- A committed ally to negotiate on your behalf
- The backing of a trusted company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties
She has the systems in place to streamline the home-buying process for you. As part of our service, she will commit to helping you with your home search by:
- Previewing homes in advance on your behalf
- Personally touring homes and neighborhoods with you
- Keeping you informed of new homes on the market
- Helping you preview homes on the web
- Advising you of other homes that have sold and for how much
- Working with you until we find the home that is perfect for you