Thursday, February 25, 2016

Reasons Why Home Buyers Should Never Contact the Listing Agent

When looking at Ontario homes for sale, it may seem harmless to call the listing agent named on a “For Sale” sign. Or to email the agent who is named on an online listing. But as a home buyer, this is one of the worst things you can do!

This is because the listing agent represents the home seller. Their loyalty and duty is to the seller. As the buyer, this puts you at an immediate disadvantage.

Any information the listing agent collects about you can be shared with the home seller. Such as your motives, your readiness to buy, and the amount you are willing to pay.

The listing agent wants to sell the home quickly, for as much money as possible. He or she will do everything they can to sell you that house. That’s their job! It also gives them the best commission, by having both the buying and selling sides of the transaction.

If you do not buy that particular house, the listing agent will show you something else. But they will likely start with other listings of theirs, or other listings held by their company. This is because they are still working with their seller clients in mind!

When you work with a Buyer’s Agent, you get professional representation dedicated to your needs and interests. A Buyer’s Agent will ask about your goals, provide specific advice, and even help you obtain mortgage financing. Your Buyer’s Agent will show you homes on the market that meet your criteria, without bias as to who holds the listing.

Your Buyer’s Agent will help you make a wise offer, and negotiate the best price and terms on your behalf. You can potentially save thousands of dollars! This is because a Buyer’s Agent is free to counsel you about market value, instead of protecting the seller’s position.

What’s more, it doesn’t cost you any extra money to use a Buyer’s Agent! Your Buyer’s Agent is paid from the transaction proceeds, like any other agent. You truly have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by using a Buyer’s Agent!

Before you begin shopping for a home, contact me first! As your Buyer’s Agent, I can show you any home on the market, and provide you with expert advice throughout the home buying process!

Wally Dufrat
Re/Max Twin City Realty, Inc.
Phone: 519-752-5400
515 Park Road North

Brantford, Ontario N3R 7K8

Monday, February 22, 2016

Use a Buyer’s Agent When Buying a Home!

There’s a difference in real estate representation that all Ontario home buyers need to know!

While the law allows both the buyer and seller to be represented by the same real estate agent, this is not in the buyer’s best interest. This is because the seller has different goals in mind than the buyer does!

Sellers want the highest possible sales price, and terms that serve their advantage. As the buyer, you want exactly the opposite!

Home buyers deserve individual representation when it comes to negotiating the price and terms of the home sale. You deserve to have loyalty, accountability, trustworthy advice, and full disclosure from your agent. Your motives and finances should be kept confidential from the seller. But without a Buyer’s Agent, you are not assured of any of those things!

By law, you are allowed to have a Buyer’s Agent represent you! There are several ways this works to your advantage:

  • Access to all homes for sale, without bias
  • Dedicated representation
  • Protection of your best interests
  • Disclosure of material facts than could influence your decisions
  • Assistance with all phases of the home buying process
  • Counseling about home prices, market conditions and strategic offers 

If you are looking to buy a home in Brantford or the surrounding area, you can trust me to provide you with reliable Buyer Agent services. I can help you find the right home for your needs, and save you money by negotiating diligently on your behalf.

Contact me today for expert home buying guidance!

Wally Dufrat
Re/Max Twin City Realty, Inc.
Phone: 519-752-5400
515 Park Road North

Brantford, Ontario N3R 7K8