As a first time home buyer there are many things you might like to know.
Moving to Yakima? The Buyer's Agent is your best helper
The Buyer's Agent offers professional services to investors in a process where time is money and negotiation is vital.
Even if you have purchased homes in the past, The Buyer's Agent can offer valuable assistance.
"Sellers' agents and dual agents do not and cannot by law give a buyer the same degree of loyalty as an agent who acts on behalf of a buyer. A buyer who relies on the seller's agent or on dual agency does not receive the same degree of legal protection as that afforded by an agent acting solely on behalf of the buyer."
"You can often negotiate a lower sale price by employing a buyer broker who works for you, not the seller. If the buyer broker or the broker's firm also lists properties, there may be a conflict of interest, so ask them to tell you if they are showing you a property that they have listed."
Buyer Agency: You see the perfect property advertised. You do the smart thing and research a different real estate company to find the best realtor to represent your interests. You call your chosen realtor and make an appointment to interview the realtor.
Only after you are confident that this realtor will represent your best interests should you sign on the dotted line. The first time you put your signature on a piece of paper it should be an "Exclusive Buyer Agency" agreement. It should state that the realtor is working exclusively for you. Remember, realtors work on commission. Unless you buy a property, the realtor does not get a check.
Hello, I'm Daniel McLaughlin, and my team of purchasing specialists at The Buyer's Agent have worked exclusively with home buyers since 1999. We have developed a level of homebuying expertise unparalleled in the Yakima area. I believe in offering the highest level of representation - period.