Hire a buyer´s broker. When in the market for a home, the best defense is a strong offence. - WORTH
"Don't ever buy a property directly from the listing broker. Having your own agent will help you get the best price and terms. It won't increase your costs, because your agent shares the commission with the listing broker. This percentage amount is previously determined in the listing agreement and will be paid according to that agreement, usually from the escrow when the sale closes." - Hume Publishing's SUCCESSFUL
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Question: Do I need a broker to help me when I’m buying?
That depends on how informed and assertive a buyer you are.
Unlike the traditional agent who looks out for the seller, a buyer-broker acts as your advocate, helping you find the home you want and then negotiate the lowest possible price.
The best buyer-brokers are so called exclusive agents - that is they represent only buyers, never sellers.
- TODAY’S BEST IDEAS FOR HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS - MONEY
"Buyer's brokerage is becoming accepted. Unlike a traditional real estate agent, under which the agent works for the seller, buyer brokers work for the buyer." - Florida Today
Confide to a traditional real estate broker that you're prepared to bid as much as $150,000 on a house, and the broker will tip off the seller. Tell a buyer-broker, and the seller will never know. - MONEY - June '96
Hire a buyer´s broker. When in the market for a home, the best defense is a strong offense. - WORTH
"You´ve got to have someone representing you who represents only you," - Ralph Nader
A Buyer's Agent is a new breed of real estate sales associate who strictly represents you, the buyer. This legal distinction is important to understand because agents for the seller conduct the majority of today's real estate transactions. A seller's agent is contractually bound to obtain the price and terms most favorable to the selling party. That naturally puts the buyer at a significant disadvantage. - Buyers Advantage Real Estate Corporation
"Your goal should be to engage an agent who will represent only your interests. Not just a `buyer brokerī, but an exclusive buyer broker. Make sure that is what you are getting." - Joseph Eamon Cummins, Author, Not One Dollar More!