Why Use a Buyer’s Agent?
Are you spending your weekends cruising through Open Houses? Looking to see what your market looks like in your area? How homes are being priced? Are you beginning to poke around online at property listings? Researching local real estate firms and agents should also be part of your home search preparation.
Purchasing a home is an extremely exciting event. There is also a lot to manage, and what should be a happy, life-changing process, can quickly become a daunting one.
Working with a trusted, licensed real estate professional as your buyer’s agent will help to guide you seamlessly through the process. Furthermore, you should work with a REALTOR®.
What is the difference between a REALTOR®, and an agent?
From the National Association of Realtors website: Every agent is not a REALTOR®, but most are. If you’re unsure, you can ask your agent if they’re a licensed REALTOR®. REALTORS® are held to a higher ethical standard than licensed agents and must adhere to a Code of Ethics.
When working with a buyer’s agent you are guaranteed:
- A lawful transaction
- Trustworthy advice
- Years of experience, especially with a team like Stone Ridge Properties. The agents at Stone Ridge Properties have been helping clients buy and sell property in the greater Newburyport area for over 30 years.
- The best value for your time
If you do not work with an agent you risk:
- Paying too much
- Not offering enough and losing the chance to make a reasonable offer
- Home inspection misses
- Paperwork nightmares
- Potential lawsuits
- Deals falling apart with no warning or recourse
Another commonly asked question is: who pays for the buyer’s agent?
The cost of the buyer’s agent is paid by the seller. Working with a buyer’s agent will keep your offers timely and competitive. Your transactions will be smooth and legal and a buyer’s agent will provide you with the most up-to-date news and information about the current market.
Stone Ridge Properties, founded in 1990, is locally owned and operated, with over thirty-five agents specializing in Greater Newburyport, MA, Southern New Hampshire, and Southern Maine.
The Stone Ridge Properties team of Realtors® are active members of the Greater Newburyport communities in which they live and work and are affiliated with several professional and community organizations. Chosen from the most successful in the business, our real estate agents have comprehensive knowledge of the Greater Newburyport real estate market, resulting in accurate listing prices and smooth transactions.
Collectively, we ascribe to the Realtor® Code of Ethics and possess a sterling reputation for honesty, professionalism, and superb negotiation skills. Our Greater Newburyport Realtors® are consistently the top producers in the industry who help clients buy and sell homes in Amesbury, Newburyport, Southern NH, and Southern ME areas.