Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions that will occur in your lifetime. Doesn't it make sense to work exclusively with an agent who is advocating for your best interests, not the seller's, when buying a home? Here are a few of the benefits of working with a buyer's agent:
In Depth Searches. A Buyer Agent will search all available properties including for sale by owner, unlisted properties, new construction, foreclosures, and others and will not limit their showings to properties they have listed. A listing agent's job is to move the inventory of their seller clients. A Buyer Agent's job is to locate satisfactory properties for their buyer client.
Confidentiality. A Buyer Agent representing you will not disclose confidential information regarding your motivations, price limits and terms, or anything else of a personal nature to the seller or seller's agent without your permission to do so.
Loyalty. A Buyer Agent must work in the buyer's best interest at all times, even if it is not in the agent's personal interest to do so. This means that a Buyer Agent will virtually do for you what they would for themselves in the transaction.
Knowledge. While viewing properties with you, a Buyer Agent will assist you in analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of a home or an offer allowing you to make informative decisions.