Why Use a Buyer's Agent?

We live in an increasingly "do-it-yourself world", so the value of a professional real estate agent is not always apparent. The proliferation of the internet has given consumers access to more and more direct information, effectively eliminating the “middleman” for many industries. Why should home buying be any different? What value can a professional real estate agent offer?

Typically agents are hired to assist with one of two things: to help clients sell an existing home (as a “seller’s agent”), or to purchase a new home (as a “buyer’s agent”). In addition to being responsive, friendly, and knowledgable, here are a few ways in which a Longwood Residential agent can help with your next home purchase:

1. Zero cost to you. As a buyer’s agent, our commission is paid by the seller. You’ll leverage our professional services and expertise completely free of charge.

2. Borrow our confidence. We’re involved with the different aspects of real estate transactions every single day. We know the specific market conditions for each Boston neighborhood and suburban town, and will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you do not overpay for a condo or house. When considering a particular property, we know what things to look for and what questions to ask.  You’ll leverage our unparalleled industry relationships to ensure a smooth and stress-free transaction.  Perhaps most importantly, you'll have confidence that you're making the right decision which is invaluable with a purchase of this magnitude.  (Are you curious about the different steps involved in the buying process?  Check this out!)

3. Don’t miss out. We’ll plug you into the Massachusetts Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database so you can browse exactly what is available in real-time. We’ll even assign you a specific, customized search criteria which alerts you anytime a home becomes available that matches what you’re looking for. You’ll stay on top of the sales inventory and won’t miss out on that “perfect” home when it hits the market.

4. Off-market homes.  We talk to property owners and other real estate agents all day every day, which means we often have the "inside scoop" on homes that are available for purchase (but not advertised publicly).  Maybe the homeowner plans on officially listing his or her property in a few months, or maybe they'd appreciate a quick sale without the headaches of an open house.  Whatever the reason, there are often opportunities that buyers would undoubtedly miss if they're only browsing Zillow.  

Looking to buy?  Contact us today!  info@longwoodresidential.com