In a sellers market as we are experiencing is may be tempting to contact the listing agent when you find a seemingly perfect house online. It’s important to remember that the listing agent is acting in the best interest of the seller, primarily, not you.
A buyer’s agent will be there to represent your best interests, ensuring that you make a competitive offer on the right house for you and your family.
A buyer’s agent can also educate you if you are a first-time home buyer or haven’t bought a property in several year. They will help to teach you how the process works before prior to looking at homes. They will also help to explain how showings work, the details of writing an offer and the importance of an inspection.
Lastly, it costs buyers nothing to use a buyer’s agent! In most cases, if a buyer decides to purchase without the help of a buyer’s agent, they are not only unrepresented but more than likely, the listing agent will end up with any extra commission.