What To Expect From a Buyer’s Agent

In today’s confusing market, it is imperative that a Buyer have representation in the home buying transaction.  The Seller is represented by their listing agent exclusively and it is not in your best interest as a Buyer to use them as your agent when buying a home in Gwinnett.  Remember, representation does not cost the Buyer a cent!  The Seller pays all real estate commissions, so in essence you are receiving exclusive representation for free!

 Below is a brief outline of many of the responsibilities entailed in being your Buyer’s Representative:

  • We will represent your best interests.
  • We will meet with you to review all your needs and provide you with relevant information to help you determine what houses best suit your needs.
  • We will use the information discussed to narrow down all the possibilities to those that meet your specifications.
  • We will provide you with reputable lenders offering competitive rates who will work with you to establish your credit and financial criteria to insure that you can afford and purchase your dream home once we find it.
  • We establish a timeframe for purchase to make sure that your housing requirements are met.
  • We will keep all personal information confidential.
  • We will establish our commitment to you in writing through a Buyers Brokerage Agreement that will allow us to represent your interests exclusively.
  • We will find all available homes that meet your criteria including those that are outside of the Multiple Listing Services (MLS).
  • We will help you evaluate the properties to assist in your decision of which home to write an offer.
  • We will prepare a competitive marketing analysis of your selected properties to assist you in making a favorable offer.
  • We will thoroughly explain the Purchase and Sale Agreement so you have a clear understanding of your obligations and the sellers obligations, review the timing & requirements of the due diligence period, and assist with any special stipulations that will benefit you.
  • We will recommend that you hire a competent home inspector to evaluate the physical structure of the home.
  • We will provide you with a list of recommended vendors to assist you with each step of the process including – attorneys, home inspectors, home warranty providers, title companies, repair services, moving services, etc.
  • We will make sure your legal ramifications of the contract are being met by reminding you of the critical dates of action items to make sure that the contract is moving forward.
  • We will follow up with your lender to make sure everything is proceeding as planned and confirm with you the funds required for your home purchase.
  • We will set up a final walk through of the property right before closing to make sure the home is in the expected condition before closing.
  • We will attend the closing with you to make sure you are represented in case there is an issue at the closing table.

Want more information about how we can work FOR YOU? – Mark Lackey, Associate Broker with Solid Source Realty will be happy to share why home buyers need representation when purchasing a home. Mark & his team of agents help clients in Gwinnett, North Fulton, Forsyth & Cobb counties.  Call today at 404.886.8789 and speak with Mark Lackey about how we can help you achieve your dreams of Home Ownership!

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