Who is a Buyer’s Agent?
Who is a buyer’s agent or a buyer’s advocate you ask? A buyer’s agent is a newer concept when it comes to real estate and they represent only you, the buyer, in the property transaction. Buyer’s agents specialise in searching, viewing, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of property on your behalf. They do not sell any real estate, ever, and a great buyer’s agent must be 100% independent.
The property market is moving extremely fast here in Newcastle, and now is the best time to hire the exceptional services of a buyer’s agent. With popular suburbs selling quickly and above the asking price, some buyers spend months if not years searching for property. With the help of a professional buyer’s agent they can save you time and money using their extensive knowledge and sharp negotiation skills to secure the property quickly and stress free.
Property Solutions 101 Buyer’s Agent Dale Slater said “A recent client of ours had been in the market for over 12 months desperately looking to secure a property. After signing with us it was a matter of one week before we successfully secured a property for them, off market with absolutely no competition. They were over the moon.”
By having a professional with years of experience representing you during what will most likely be the biggest financial investment is a huge a relief, especially for buyer’s unsure about the property market.
There are many benefits of hiring a buyer’s agent. Someone who views up to 30 properties a week, has a huge amount of local knowledge, knows where the flood zones are, finds and recommends up and coming suburb ‘hot spots’, keeps their cool at auctions, saves you from paying extra on an emotional impulse buy, organises all the process up to settlement and understands the legal jargon.
A buyer’s agent will also maintain a positive relationship with various real estate agents within the search location, as it is vital for buyer’s agents to keep on top of the market trends and current opportunities.
Dale Slater said, “We make a point of educating our clients on the difference between making an offer against securing a property. It’s a highly stressful time for potential buyers, but it’s our responsibility to ensure our clients are fairly represented through the entire property transaction. We estimate 99% of houses in Newcastle are sold using the skills of a real estate agent. Why wouldn’t you have equal representation when buying property?”