When you’re out on the hunt for a new home it’s very likely you’ll encounter situations that could be best assessed with a professional real estate agent. As a buyer, you have full-access to an agent at no cost to you. For those of you who don’t know, the seller of the home pays real-estate agents commission once the sale is made. How things work in today’s market is the listing agent, the one who listed the home on the market, generally receives half of the commission. The remaining commission is transferred to the agent that YOU hired for your home-hunting needs. So why stress yourself even more when you could use an agent free-of-charge?
Agents will help you in countless ways with the expertise they bring to the table. They’ll be sure to note your “likes” and “dislikes” of certain homes and what things you consider “essential” for the ultimate home you decide to select. Agents aren’t limited to note-taking of course. A good agent can give you a plethora of information about the house; surrounding neighborhood, school system, the home’s best features and so on.
Besides being your own personal assistant, your agent will also take the position as a personal financial advisor when it comes to placing an offer on a home. Agents negotiate on your behalf thus saving you even more time. They’ll go over what a “proper” offer would be that could potentially save you thousands. Not to mention all other variables that come into account when selecting a home like expenses for appliances.
There are countless agents out there and every-single one of them is chomping at the bit to help anyone they can in today’s current housing market. With so many options how can you be sure you’re selecting the correct agent? That’s something we here at Riverbank Finance can help you out with! Give us a call at 1-800-555-2098 or fill out the contact form below to be contacted via email and we will help you choose the best real estate agent in Michigan.