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Real Estate Agents Is Inevitable For The Best Deal!

Aug 28, 2008
There are some people, who feel that a real estate transaction can be carried out without the assistance of a real estate agent. Once I was also thinking like the way you are thinking now. With just one transaction, I have changed my feeling or attitude and I fully convinced that for the best deal, the service of real estate agent is inevitable.

Of course you can get deals without the support of real estate agents, but not the best deal! I am sure you will also change the mindset in a short time.

If you are thinking that you have to pay commission to a real estate agent when you buy a property through him, I can tell you that you may be wrong. It is only the seller who pays the real estate agent. As a buyer, the service of a real estate agent will not add up in your expenses. Avoiding the real estate agent simply means that you are adding up the profit of the seller. Policies of commission may vary from state (or country) to state (country) as well.

When you deal with a real estate agent you should better make sure that he is not charging you any commission from you as a buyer. You can have a dialogue or interview with the agent so that you will be clear about his terms and conditions. And also this will help you to get a primary assessment about the capabilities of the real estate agent as well.

Many real estate agents are out there who work with sellers as well as buyers. There are many real estate agents who work with either with sellers or buyers only.

If you are a potential buyer looking for real estate properties, make sure that the real estate agents you prefer have good experience in working with buyers. Good real estate agents will be there with you until the deal is closed. They will support you during the time of transactions, documentations and approvals.

You can interview the real estate agent to find out whether he is familiar with the programs like down payment assistance. If he is not well versed with such programs, you should not hire him. The agents who do not have familiarity in these types of transactions will not be having much experience as well. So you will not able to get your investment through them.

First step in selecting the best real estate agent should start by making a short list of agents to be interviewed. You can get information about the agents from friends and family members or from lenders. Generally lenders may suggest some agents and mostly they will be agents working with buyers. The recommendation of the lender will be a good choice as they know each other and must have worked earlier together.

The agents who work with the buyers only will be the best option for you, if you are a buyer. Similarly those who work with only sellers will b the best choice for you as a seller. You should discuss with the real estate agents about his fees in the first interview you have with him. This will assure you a transparent deal.

You can ask for a sample contract to see the terms and conditions. You have to make sure the agent will work in favor of you, not for the other party. You should spend much time and efforts to locate a perfect real estate agent; you should not rush in deciding the agent. Make sure that you get an agent who is not a man after money only; he should have a genuine interest in supporting you in the deals.
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