Whether it’s a primary residence, a second home, or an investment property, buying a home is nothing short of exciting. But it can also be overwhelming, even if you’re a veteran buyer. And while it’s true that today’s buyers can easily search the internet for homes on their own, buying real estate involves so much more than simply finding a property on MLS.
As a buyer, you find yourself worrying about all sorts of issues throughout the process. “Is the listing price too high? What have other homes in the neighborhood sold for over the past year? Are there any town restrictions that prevent me from doing my planned addition? Is there anything I should know about this property that may not require disclosure?” And the list goes on. Working with a professional Realtor who is acting on YOUR behalf can help answer these questions and more, and at NO cost to you. Both the buyer’s and seller’s agents are paid by the seller’s commission.
Understanding Buyer/Seller Agency
Those of us who purchased homes in Massachusetts before the early nineties may remember that back then, ALL real estate agents involved in a transaction were ultimately representing the seller, even though many buyers never knew it. This all changed in 1993 when the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons adopted a new law designed to protect consumers by enabling buyers to have their own representation. The buyer’s agent owes his/her complete fiduciary responsibility to the buyer, just as the seller’s agent owes the same to the seller. As such, a buyer’s agent is able to help the buyer in ways that the listing (or seller’s) agent simply cannot without violating his/her obligation to the seller.
As your buyer agent, Marie works tirelessly on your behalf, ensuring that you’ve got all the information and resources you need to get the right home at the right price and with as few obstacles as possible. For exceptional service, dedication and professionalism, contact Marie today.