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What Does A Buyer's Agent Do

CBG Goes In Depth On What Our Buyer's Agent Do & Why You Need One
Posted: October 08, 2018 by Jessica Wimberly

Our agents have helped many first time home buyers successfully buy their dream home. 

All the while, many of these buyers had no clue that they had the ability to use a buyer's agent to represent them in one of the biggest purchases they will ever make!

We have decided to share this information with all of you prospective home buyers to hopefully help educate you, so that when you are ready you will have a Coldwell Banker Gosslee agent on your side. Because, let's be honest - buying a house involves so many more steps than most people are aware of. 

So what does a buyers agent do?

To sum it up, they help you, the buyers; navigate the entire home buying process one step at a time. We are going to break down these steps for you so make sure and read this in all of it's entirety!

First things first: A buyer's agent will start by meeting with you to go over the entire home buying process to get your fully equipped so that you know exactly what to expect. They will help you identify your needs and wants in a home including your top priorities as well as your deal breakers. They will then set up a custom home search that will find listings that match your wants and needs only so that you don't have to filter through hundreds of listings that don't even fit what you are looking for. How cool is that?! A home search JUST FOR YOU!

In addition to helping you find a house that meets your needs, they will also help you understand your options when it comes to writing an offer, advise you on the market, help you determine what price to offer the sellers and most importantly, negotiate on your behalf. If you find yourself in a multiple offer situation, they have strategies to help make your offer stand out while matching the seller's priorities. Once you have an accepted offer, they maintain strong communication with both you and the listing agent so you will always be kept in the loop and never left wondering what's next. 

A buyer's agent will remove as much doubt as possible. They will provide you with all the necessary tools to make an informed decision before you take on the investment of owning a home. Think of them as your go-to resource throughout the entire transaction. Not only will they educate you through each step, they will refer you to their trusted vendors. From lenders to home inspectors, title companies, and contractors, there can be so many moving parts in a transaction that you'll be thankful to have the help of trusted professionals and save time trying to research them on your own. All of this will help you have peace of mind throughout the home buying process and prevent you from falling into the buyer's remorse trap!

It's time to fill you in on the best part about hiring a buyer's agent. You might be thinking this all sounds great and I would love to have someone work on my behalf but how much is someone like this going to cost? Sellers are responsible for paying the buyer's commission. Amazing! So if you're already searching for homes online, googling questions you have about the process and you're ready to dive in, what are you waiting for? It's time to find yourself a buyer's agent who will work for you and walk through all of this - literally, one house at a time!

Look for a buyer's agent who you feel is a good fit for helping you through the process of buying a home. Our agents are extremely knowledgeable, available, willing to educate you, able to communicate, and most importantly - they will always make you feel comfortable!

You can find a list of our agents right here. Call them today and get started on your home search!

Bossier Office 318-747-5411
Shreveport Office 318-861-2461

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