Is It Better To Have Your Own Real Estate Agent?

Use your own realtor as a buyers agent.

It’s OK to use a seller’s agent and this usually works out in most cases.

Just remember that when negotiations start, the other agent will try to get the best deal possible for his client, the seller.

One other thing: ALWAYS get a property inspection before making an offer.

Is it better to have your own realtor?

A:I recommend you contact a Realtor that is not the listing agent. If you should decide to make an offer on the home, you will want your own agent representing you. The listing agent will represent the seller. All Realtors can show you any home, so there really is no need to have more than one.

Can you represent yourself as a real estate agent?

If you represent yourself, the commission amount doesn’t change. Instead, the listing broker receives the full commission. The listing contract typically states that if a buyer isn’t represented by a real estate broker, the listing broker may become a transaction broker to get the deal done.

Do I have to use the Realtor that showed me the house?

Agents do not work for free. You might ask, “Isn’t that the job—to show their listings?” Yes, an agent is obligated to show client’s homes, but if you are working with another agent, typically your agent will show you the home.

Do you really need a realtor?

If you’re wondering whether you need a Realtor to buy a house, the answer is no. Some buyers may hesitate to use a Realtor because they don’t want to be saddled with Realtor fees. The commission is about 5 percent to 6 percent of the home’s purchase price and is split between the listing agent and buyer’s agent.

How much does a home inspector cost?

Typically, the buyer is responsible for bearing the cost of a home inspection, unless other arrangements are made with the seller. You can expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $500 for a home inspection, depending on the size, location and age of the home.

How do I sell my house fast in a slow market?

10 Secrets to Selling Your House Fast in a Slow Market

  • Know Your Market.
  • Price Your Home Right.
  • Make Your Home Presentable.
  • Market Your Home Aggressively.
  • Be Flexible With Showings.
  • Play Up Your Home’s Best Features.
  • Offer Buyers Incentives.
  • Offer Flexible Terms.