Should I use a Buyer's Agent for new construction?
Yes, definitely. Going into the new construction
process should include representation just like an existing
home. Again, just like an existing home, the buyer's agent
is normally paid by the seller (the builder). I (Shaun) am
personally VERY passionate about new construction. I
LOVE the process, and our family has personally gone
through the building process three times including semi-custom
and fully-custom homes. I greatly enjoy passing along that
knowledge and expertise to buyers I work with to help ensure
their new construction process is more efficient for them.
If you are interested in new construction, you want me as
your buyer's agent
How to put Shaun on my team as my Buyer's Agent?
Aside from our viewing homes and having a great time, there
is a formal process to make me your buyer's agent. We utilize
Tennessee State forms that legally solidify our relationship
and make me your representation (buyer's agent) going forward.
The forms are easy to complete and it only takes a short time
to accomplish. It is best to do this early in our relationship
to ensure you are represented from the beginning. Additionally,
it shows that we both are equally committed to our relationship
of accomplishing your goals.
I am dedicated to working hard for my buyers. Contact me
today about moving forward. I'm zero pressure, but extremely
beneficial to your transaction. I look forward to being your
buyer's agent and helping you achieve your new home goals.
Home Buyers In Middle Tennessee
Buyer's Agent - What is it?
A buyer's agent is an agent (often a REALTOR) who represents
the buyer of a home or property and works on the buyer's behalf
just as the seller's agent works on the seller's behalf. Each
representing agent is hired to secure to the best "deal"
for their client while assisting them through the process.
When should I use a Buyer's Agent?
In my opinion, always. Not because I can be yours, but because
most buyer's are not familiar enough with the process or have
immediate access to the resources often needed through the
purchasing process. In most home sale transactions, the seller
has hired professional representation (an agent) to work in
their best interest. If a buyer moves forward without representation,
they are subject to results that may be limited by their own
real estate knowledge which could leave them with a less than
optimum deal and purchase.
How can a Buyer's Agent help me?
Every home search and purchasing transaction will vary on
how a buyer's agent was invaluable to the buyer because every
case is different. Some of the most common areas of assistance
are the following:
Purchase price guidance
Managing legal deadlines
Assisting with financing
Liaison between parties
Who pays the Buyer's Agent?
In most home transactions, the seller pays for:
Buyer's agent services
Buyer's agent's broker (if applicable)
Listing agent's services
Listing agent's broker (if applicable).
Why wouldn't someone use a Buyer's Agent?
Sometimes there can be a mission of "doing it on my
own" and that can be appealing to many people no matter
the project. Unfortunately, the purchase of a home can include
many aspects that are unfamiliar territory to the do-it-yourselfer
and that can be costly. Additionally, the buyer may open themselves
up to additional risk if they are not familiar with the legalities
of the documents and timeline under which they must act. In
the end, the do-it-yourselfer buyer may not get the best deal
and fall victim to a failure of performance they were not
Another scenrio is that they buyer concludes they will just
use the listing agent. If you recall, who does the seller's
agent represent? The seller! That could put
the buyer at an extreme disadvantage because the seller's
agent is hired to get the best deal for the SELLER! There
is nothing wrong with that because that's their job and what
they're hired to do. That's the exact reason a buyer
should also have representation who can equal their counterpart
and get the best deal for the buyer.