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Why every home buyer should use a real estate agent

Home buyers sometimes avoid calling a real estate agent. Perhaps they have heard that real estate agents are expensive. Maybe they’re afraid they won’t like the agent. Some buyers think it would be simpler to just find a home they like, and then call the listing agent. Actually, it is always better for a buyer to use a real estate agent for these reasons:

  • Using a real estate agent usually doesn’t cost the buyer. Your real estate agent’s commission is typically paid by the seller. These commission fees are set when the seller contracts with the listing agent. This means as a buyer, you can use a real estate agent for representation at no cost to you!
  • Using a real estate agent saves money and avoids frustration. Victoria Cottle knows the ins and outs of purchasing a home. She will help you avoid costly mistakes when making an offer, getting a mortgage, and finding insurance. She also knows how to keep the process moving and make things happen–so you can get into your new home!
  • It’s important to have your own agent, representing just you. Remember that it’s important to make sure your agent is just representing you. Victoria Cottle will represent your best interests throughout the process of buying a home. Call her for more information about how she can help you buy a home in Greenville or Upstate South Carolina.
  • Why home buyers should never call a listing agent. So, you’re driving through a neighborhood and you see a “for sale” sign. The house looks nice from the outside, and you’re in the market for a home . . . so you call the number on the sign, right? Actually, if you call the phone number on the “for sale” sign, you are making a big mistake.
  • Never call the phone number on a “for sale” sign! When you call that number, guess who answers the phone? The listing agent answers. Now you are talking to the real estate agent who represents the seller. His job is to sell the house as soon as possible, for the highest price possible.
  • Dealing directly with a listing agent could cost you thousands! If you deal with the listing agent, you may reveal information that ultimately costs you thousands of dollars. What happens if you fall in love with that house and the listing agent knows you will purchase the house at any price? The listing agent is contractually required to get as much money as possible for the seller. Remember, everything you say can and will be used against you in negotiations.
  • Call Victoria Cottle and ask her to represent you. Instead of calling the listing agent, call Victoria Cottle, and ask her to represent you. She will work for you, not the sellers. Her job is to make sure that you get the best home for your needs, at the best price. The best part is that using Victoria Cottle as your buyer’s agent usually doesn’t cost you anything.