Do I really need a buyer’s agent?
Reasons to Buy a House Without a Realtor
Using a buyer’s agent doesn’t guarantee you’ll save money. In some cases, you could actually end up paying more out of pocket. In contrast, if you buy a house without an agent’s assistance the seller might be willing to negotiate and lower your purchase price.
Why you should use a buyers agent?
Your buyer’s agent serves as your professional negotiator.
Your agent knows homes and the market and can use that knowledge to negotiate effectively on your behalf. If you don’t like negotiating, having an agent solves the problem. You discuss your offer with your agent, discuss terms, etc.
Is it better to be a listing agent or buyer agent?
As a listing agent you control your time better.
As a sellers agent, you set the timeline for your appointments, open houses, inspections and showings. Most of a buyer’s agent day is spent on nights and weekends when their clients have the time to look, but sellers agents can set a more normal schedule.
How do I avoid paying buyers agent?
Tips for Homebuying Without an Agent
- Find out how much comparable homes sold for before making an offer.
- Build contingencies into your offer.
- Get a home inspection.
- Hire a real estate lawyer.
- Make sure you buy or the seller pays for a title insurance policy.