So many times I hear: " I do not like agents", "My agent did not do a good job", etc.
Well I am here to ask you a hard question. Did you interview more than one agent for the job, or did you just call the agent on the sign? If your answer is the sign... then you may need to reconsider that strategy on your next move. In Alabama we are a BUYER BEWARE state. This means it is up to you the buyer to discover any defects. DON'T GET NERVOUS... that's why you need an agent! I will tell you when and what to do each step of the way!
Before you shut the idea of an agent down, keep in mind, there is NO COSTS to you the Buyer to have representation. If a home is listed in the Multiple Listing Service or listed with an agent, the seller has agreed to pay their Listing agent/Seller's agent, and the Buyer's agent.
Make sure next time you buy or if it's your first time buying a home...use a REALTOR with an ABR Designation!
WHY USE AN ABR®
Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services.
When you look for an ABR® before you look for a home, you’ll be served, not sold. Your interests become their interests. And you’ll be working with someone who has gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in buyer-representation services. Plus, a REALTOR® who has an ABR® designation also has an established track record, with proven experience in representing the concerns of home buyers.
There are so many other reasons to use a REALTOR. Want to know more?
Give me a call, I AM AN ABR AGENT 205-242-8060.
REMEMBER IT IS NO COSTS TO THE BUYER TO USE A REALTOR!
Author:Claudia Allen Phone: 205-887-4213 Dated: November 29th 2016 Views: 415 About Claudia: ...
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