Ready to start your house hunting? Prepare for a flurry of paperwork, stampedes of buyers competing for the same property, and other hurdles, before you can actually get your hands on those house keys.
The buying process can be complex and stressful, especially if you are a first-time buyer. Having a real estate professional guiding you, will make all the difference.
You might have heard the descriptions buyer’s agents, selling agents, listing agents, and so on. You’re a buyer, so what is a buyer’s agent?
Benefits of using a buyer’s agent when purchasing residential real estate
A buyer’s agent will guide you through the home-buying process, prepare necessary documents, answer any questions might have, all while educating you along the way. Here are some of the things a professional buyer’s agent will do:
Buyer’s Agent vs. Listing Agent
Buyer’s agents are legally bound to help buyers, whereas listing agents, the real estate agent representing the home listing, have a fiduciary duty to the home seller.
You need the advantage of having a “seasoned” Ranch Realty agent who’s only job is to represent you, negotiating on only your behalf.
Having a single agent representing both parties can create issues of distrust. If the agent’s pay is based upon a percentage of the sale price, it would be in his or her best interest to negotiate that direction, putting the buyer at a disadvantage.
Some states recognizing this problem, and required a Disclosure of Dual Agency when a broker represents both sides of a real estate transaction.
Ranch Realty agents represent buyers and sellers, as the buyers’ agents or the sellers’ agent, focusing on each individual client, to facilitate a successful and profitable real estate transaction.
With almost 50 years of experience in Maricopa County, Az, Ranch Realty sales and leasing agents are the “Valley of the Sun” residential real estate specialists. We Represent buyers, sellers and renters of residential properties in the Arizona cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Sun City and many others!
We specialize in residential sales and leasing in the master planned communities of McDowell Mountain Ranch, Gainey Ranch, McCormick Ranch, DC and Scottsdale Ranch, Troon, The Boulders and many more.
Ranch Realty also provides furnished and unfurnished, high-end rental properties, on long or short-term lease agreements, valley-wide. Homes, condos and town houses in cities and neighborhoods across the “Valley of the Sun”. Vacation rentals, golf course and lake properties available year-round.