What is a Buyer’s Agent and how do you know if you found a good one?
A Buyer’s Agent is a real estate professional who represents the buyer in the sale of a property. It is the person who is committed to making sure the buyer gets the best possible deal in the real estate transaction. The Real Estate Code of Ethics states that a realtor must pledge to “protect and promote the interests of their client”.
A successful Buyer’s Agent will have certain characteristics that you should look out for. Here are a few:
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A good Buyer’s Agent will be an alert and focused listener. When buying a property, your agent needs to clearly understand your wishes and the home features that are most important to you. Everyone is different, so your agent should ask you lots of questions about how you live and to plan to use your home.
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Buyer’s Agents need to be long-term thinkers. When working with you as a buyer, your agent should know that they may have to do a lot of work for a very long time before you find the right home and are ready to buy. You need an agent who is prepared to hang in there with you and communicate regularly until you find your piece of paradise.
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Referrals must be more important than commissions are to a Buyer’s Agent. There is a very good chance that your agent will earn less commission when getting you the best deal possible. A good Buyer’s Agent understands that you will tell your friends and family about your experience and they want to build longevity by earning referrals.
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A strong Buyer’s Agent should have the strength of a power-house brokerage in their corner. The Agency is founded on the principles of teamwork and is staffed with a support team dedicated to providing superior service, start to finish.
If you are thinking about buying property in Los Cabos, say hello, we would love to represent you and will work hard to make your dream of living in paradise become your reality.