A buyer’s agent is a realtor who represents the interests of a buyer (purchaser) in a real estate transactions. Typically, the listing agent represents the seller. Why would you want the seller’s representative acting on your behalf in such an important proceeding?
Like most buyers, you want to work with a dedicated professional who will advocate for you, educate you, and provide you with key information needed for making informed decisions. Courtney will insure that you understand everything you need and want to know about the home-buying process here in the Front Range of Colorado.
Why Choose Courtney?
Courtney is a full service real estate expert who will coordinate ALL the reputable professionals to assist you in your home purchase. Whether you may need a reputable loan officer, appraiser, inspector or moving service- Courtney has an experienced team in place that will make your move a success!
As your buyer’s agent, Courtney will:
- EDUCATE you about the local market
- SOLVE & RESOLVE potential problems that might arise in the transaction to ensure a successful purchase transaction experience
- CELEBRATE successes with you
- SERVE as an ongoing real estate resource for you
Do I need an agent when buying a house?
No, not at all. But there are few legitimate reasons for using an agent when purchasing property. In most cases, the seller is paying the commission anyway, and if there is money to be saved, the commission is always negotiated between the listing agent and the seller, NOT the buyer and seller. Most For Sale By Owner sellers will advertise “protecting agents”, and this means they are paying the buyer’s agent commission. Why risk spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a property without representation?
What is a Buyer’s Agent in Colorado, and how does a homebuyer assure that he or she is being represented by their real estate agent?
In the state of Colorado, a real estate agent cannot, by law, represent you unless you have entered into a written agreement for agency (this is know as an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Agreement). Many customers do not understand why an agent would ask them to sign an agreement before showing houses, but in reality, the agent is acting in your best interest. To insure you have representation, you will want to review and sign an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Agreement with your realtor.
How much will a buyer’s agent cost me?
If you are looking at property that is listed on the Multiple Listing Service, the seller has already agreed to pay the agent’s commission for you. You will never have to pay your buyer’s agent unless the property is not listed and the seller will not agree to pay commission. If this service is essentially free to you, why would you choose to not receive professional representation?