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Why Consider A “Buyer’s Agent”

iStock_000056690830_Medium_600x400Unlike sellers who have a contractual relationship with the real estate agent who lists their house, buyers are not tied to the agent who helps them find a home. If you don’t think the agent you are using is doing a good job, talks too much, smokes too much, or just plain rubs you the wrong way, by all means find another agent, and another one after that if you don’t like the second one.

Unless you are working with a buyer’s agent, with whom you do have a formal agreement; you do not owe the agent anything. If an agent introduces you to a home that you eventually purchase, the agent will receive a commission which is paid by the seller out of the proceeds from the sale. Read More

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Selling Your Home? How To Choose The Right Real Estate Agent

How to choose the right agentIf you are planning to sell your home in the near future, you will probably want to enlist the services of a professional real estate agent to market the home for you. To find an agent, compile a list of at least 3 individuals or real estate firms from either referrals or other places, such as ads or online, to interview. Ask each about their experience, how long they’ve worked in the area, recent sales they have brokered, and how they intend to market your property — open houses (how many?), where they plan to advertise your home, Internet and social media platforms they plan to use, personal mailings, etc. Who do they think is the market for your home and how do they plan to reach this market? Ask each for suggestions about your property and different cosmetics, furniture rearranging, other improvements they recommend that might make your home more attractive and saleable. Read More

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