There is so much more to hiring a buyer’s agent than just getting access to Houston & Fort Bend houses and having a personal chauffeur to show you around. While it is possible to buy a home without an agent, the experience of buying a home often proves to be more challenging than many home-buyers expect. Buying a property requires making many important financial decisions, understanding complex issues and completing a lot of paperwork. It helps to have an expert in your corner when undertaking such a large purchase. A Team Sadler Realtor will guide you through this process, and also provide you with knowledge and access to property listings before they even hit the general market. For home-buyers the services of a Realtor are absolutely 100% Free. Team Sadler even offers Houston TX home-buyer rebates in some instances. Get in touch with us when you are ready to buy a home.
Buying a home is not only an important financial decision but it’s also a major life decision as well. When choosing a Realtor to work with, consider someone who is committed to their real estate career full-time. There are many part-time Realtors, particularly in a large City such as Houston. You neighbor with a real estate license may be a lovely person, but if he/she works only one or two transactions per year, then the likelihood is that he/she may not be at the top of their game.
Typically, a full-time Realtor keeps up with the constant changes of the real estate market conditions, real estate laws and contracts, and the many other moving parts that are involved in the buying and selling of homes which allows a full-time real estate agent to properly represent the best interests of their clients. Full-time Realtors are continually building their contacts and their network of potential clients on a daily basis. The part-timer may not take their real estate career quite as serious. These are just some of the things that should be carefully considered when choosing a Realtor that you want to work with, as this can lead to liability issues to buyers and sellers alike.
Choosing An Agent:
The decision to buy a home is one of the most important financial decisions most people make, yet many give little thought to finding the real estate agent best suited to their needs. Agents are often chosen solely on the recommendation of a friend or an ad in the newspaper. But choosing the right agent can save you time, effort and aggravation in finding the perfect home at a price you can afford. At Team Sadler, we tailor our services to meet your needs and we have a vast network of resources available to help guide home buyers through the process.
Nothing says more about who you are or how you live than where you live, therefore, you need to make sure that your real estate professional is someone who understands you and your needs. It is important to trust your Realtor and to at least moderately like them as a person. This is someone who you will entrust to work on your behalf and with whom you will be in very close communication for the duration of your real estate transaction. If, after your first meeting you feel for some reason that they are not a good fit, it is generally best to move on and to find a different Realtor that you feel confident and more comfortable working with. It is best that this be discoverer earlier on vs. working with the real estate agent for months and then to decide this. That would not be good form and best if avoided. If you don’t feel like you “mesh” or not a good “fit”, move on! Both parties will most likely be happier and your transaction will go much smoother for it.
IS YOUR AGENT RIGHT FOR YOU
The decision to purchase or sell your home puts thousands of dollars at stake. Your equity, your life savings, and even your credit, are all on the line. The big decision that needs to be made here is, deciding who you’re going to trust to handle everything relating to your large investment for you and your family.
- What if you had a HEART ATTACK???
- Would you look for the cheapest physician or heart surgeon?
- Would you choose a heart surgeon who practices medicine part time?
- Would you choose a heart surgeon that performs only a few heart surgeries per year?
- Would you use a physician just because he’s a friend, or just because you have known them for a long time and want to do them a favor or do not want to make things awkward between the two of you?
You would call the physician who specializes in heart disease and heart surgery, day in and day out, and has a past track record that is Second to None!
Wouldn’t you call the physician that has a PLAN of ACTION, who has the experience, confidence, and knowledge to treat or operate on you in your time of need?
TEAM SADLER has that proven PLAN of ACTION! We have a distinguished history. If all Realtors used the same techniques, wouldn’t we all get the same results? Most likely not!
Give us a call today and let us put your worries at ease.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing your real estate professional:
- Look for a full-time agent – one who has experience completing transactions similar to yours.
- Interview a few agents: Are they familiar with the area in which you are interested?
- Ask how much time the agent will have for you, and if they are available at night and on weekends.
- Ask about their credentials and education: A good agent will continually strive to improve and gain knowledge of the latest real estate trends and hold the highest designations in their respective fields of expertise.
- Does the agent return your calls promptly? Time is money when attempting to buy a property.
- Ask for a list of properties they have sold or a list of references.
- Choose a professional who specializes in homes in your price range and desired neighborhood(s); someone who’s available to work on your schedule, who listens to your needs and concerns, asks a lot of questions about how you live and who takes the time to explain things that you may not understand. Searching for a new home should be an exciting and enjoyable process but it is also time consuming so look for someone whose company you enjoy – you will likely be spending a lot of time together.
- Pick an agent whom you like and feel confident and most comfortable with.
Where Can I Find Information On Buyer Agents?
For information regarding Buyer Agents you may contact your local Realtor Association or National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents: 320 West Sabal Palm Place, Suite 150, Longwood, FL 32779. Phone: (407) 767-7700, Toll Free: (800) 986-2322, FAX: (407) 834-4747, or www.naeba.org.
Who Is The Best Agent?
The best agent is the one who will do the most effective job of marketing the property, negotiating the most favorable terms and conditions, and communicating with the seller to make the process as smooth and stress free possible.
Why Hire a Team Sadler Realtor?
- Uncompromising integrity
- Client priorities are first and foremost
- Experienced and professional
- Consistent communication and prompt follow through
- Outstanding negotiation skills
- Provide excellent customer service with utmost passion
- Exceptional knowledge of the real estate market
- Excellent reputation with the public and the real estate community
- Resourceful and pragmatic problem solver
How Much Does It Cost to Sell My Home? What Are The Closing Costs?
Knowledge Regarding Buyers Agents and The Buying Process:
- The Buyer’s Agent commission is paid by the seller-not you. Hiring a Buyer’s Agent is like hiring a personal real estate trainer (to move you through the process) for Free.
- A Buyer’s Agent can sell you any home on the market or any home coming on the market. If you can buy it, a Buyer’s Agent can probably help you buy it far more efficiently and at a better price and with preferred terms.
The truth: using a Realtor to help you find that dream home doesn’t cost you a dime! That’s right, the buyer does not pay for the services rendered by a Realtor. When purchasing a home, you will pay fees and costs but most of them will be associated with your loan. Once an offer has been made on a home, the home buyer will generally pay an “Option Fee” to the seller which is usually $100.00 to $250.00 but varies depending on each individual situation. The home buyer will have to pay the “Earnest Money” which is usually 1% of the sales price. Both of the checks will be cashed and credited back to the buyer if the sale of the home closes.
If the sale of the home does not close and the contract terminates or falls through the seller will keep the “Option Fee” that was paid. Typically, the “Earnest Money” is refunded back if financing falls through or a contingency is not met. Beyond these fees the home buyer will have to pay the title company’s escrow fee (approx. $250.00 – $400.00) and several other nominal charges. The majority of the money that a buyer pays is to their lender. Therefore, it is important that you use a lender that you trust.
Ask a Team Sadler Realtor and We Will Be Happy to Help.