Why Choose Us To Represent You as a Buyer?
Buyer Advantage Service
Our goal is to make your homebuying process as smooth and as stress-free as possible. We make your experience enjoyable and take the worry out of the process by guiding you and providing expertise when you need it the most. We understand how you value accessibility, open communication, integrity, and thoroughness. We feel confident that after you experience our special Buyer Advantage Service, you will be satisfied to the point that you will not hesitate to recommend us to your friends and family.
As Buyer’s Agent we can do all of the following for you as your are seeking to buy a home:
1. Locate suitable properties
2. Preview properties
3. Verify the properties’ condition
4. Suggest necessary inspections by experts
5. Help buyers determine what they can afford
6. Verify property taxes and utilities
7. Verify the value of the property
8. Advise clients on structuring an offer
9. Present the offer to the sellers’ representative
10. Negotiate favorable contract terms for the buyer
11. Explain legal documents needed for closing and helping secure them
12. Assist in securing financing
13. Assist buyers and their attorney in clarifying title, zoning, building codes, and access
14. Refer them to qualified vendors
15. Analyze the future salability of the property
5 Reasons Why You Need a REALTOR®
1. A real estate transaction is complicated. In most cases, buying or selling a home requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multi-page government-mandated settlement statements. A knowledgeable guide through this complexity can help you avoid delays or costly mistakes.
2. Selling or buying a home is time consuming. Even in a strong market, homes in our area stay on the market for an average of 150 days. And it usually takes another 60 days or so for the transaction to close after an offer is accepted.
3. Real estate has its own language. If you don’t know a CMA from a PUD, you can understand why it’s important to work with someone who speaks that language.
4. REALTORS® have done it before. Most people buy and sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. And even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. That’s why having an expert on your side is critical.
5. REALTORS® provide objectivity. Since a home often symbolizes family, rest, and security, not just four walls and roof, home selling or buying is often a very emotional undertaking. And for most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll every make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you keep focused on both the business and emotional issues most important to you.
Source: National Association of REALTORS®
Who Does the Real Estate Agent Work For?
Most first-time homebuyers are shocked by the answer! In general, unless you specifically designate an agent to work for you, the agent is working on behalf of the listing broker (the broker selling the property). Any information you share with a listing or selling agent is disclosed to the seller. The listing or selling agent is not bound to exercise confidentiality in working for you. Therefore, it is critical that you select an agent that will work on your behalf and owe you the fiduciary duties of care, confidentiality, loyalty, obedience, disclosure, and accounting.
New York State Real Estate Agency Disclosure
New York State Real Property Law requires that agents present a disclosure to prospective buyers, tenants, sellers and landlords before discussing any real estate transactions.