OUR JOB IS TO HELP YOU, THE HOME BUYER.
Working with an experienced Buyer's Agent puts you, the home buyer, on an equal footing with the home seller and their listing agent. Just as the listing agent will use their experience and property for sale to get the home sold for the seller as quickly as possible and for the best price, terms and condition FOR THE SELLER.
Our job, as the Buyer's Agent, is to help you buy a home of your choice for the best price, terms and condition FOR YOU, THE BUYER.
THERE ARE IMPORTANT HOME BUYING FACTS beyond the price/terms and condition.
Get to know some of the matters involved in buying a home; inspections, contingencies, mold, radon, termite among some of the most understood. But, what about septic systems, well testing and other matters that will help you buy and understand the home you're buying. These tests are for your protection and you'll be protected by knowing that your home is safe and not in need of repair when you buy.
ABOUT YARD SIGNS.
Relying on yard signs to find a home will give you only a small sample of homes on the market because not all homes offered for sale have signs, and not all signs in yards are on active listings. Many home owners do not wish to have a YARD SIGN because they do not wish to have consumers knocking on their door. Most sellers prefer to have appointments made and buyers accompanied by licensed real estate agents. Yard signs remain in a yard until settlement. So, when you see a yard sign, the home may have been under contract for weeks or months.
OPEN HOUSE TOURS - WARNING ! !
Prospective home buyers who visit Open House showings without their Buyer's Agent causes the agent holding the Open House to believe that they may have an interested party. This can lead to a lot of confusion when the agent showing the home believes that, if you buy that home, the Open House agent will earn the sales commission. Of course, the agent showing the open house is friendly and helpful, they represent the seller and are not going to tell you things that would benefit you. That's not their job..
SURFING THE NET FOR HOMES FOR SALE
Many, if not most prospective home buyers use the Internet to research homes for sale BEFORE contacting an agent. Once you have selected homes from listing databases that you would like to see, CONTACT YOUR BUYER'S AGENT. If you are contacting the listing agent for more information, you are speaking with the agent who has a contract with the seller to sell their home for the highest price and best terms and conditions for the seller.
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SELECTING A BUYERS AGENT
Most, if not all real estate offices in Maryland and Virginia have agents that are experienced helping home buyers find their home of choice. They may work for an office that lists homes for sale, but the only time you are likely to have a problem is when you are considering buying a home listed by the same office at that employs your Buyer's Agent.
To completely avoid the risk of Dual Agency or, worse, undisclosed Dual Agency, contact agents who practice Buyers Agency. A Single Agency company never represents the buyer and seller for the same property. An Exclusive Buyer's Agency company such as Homefinders.com never lists property so there is no risk of Dual Agency which might not be the best representation type for a home buyer.