How to Buy a Home with a Buyers Agent
Help Buying Your Home
Purchasing your own home is one of biggest financial and emotional decisions that you ever have to make. There is a lot of money at stake. What should be an enjoyable process can soon become stressful and frustrating as we try to align our needs and wants with location, amenity and budget. Properties that look ‘perfect’ on the Internet disappoint when inspected. Many have no list price or are marketed ‘for auction’ – you never know if you are wasting your time viewing properties that aren’t even in your price range.
It is often difficult to trust real estate agents who are, after all, engaged by the vendor and receive a commission when the property sells. Accepting their advice unchallenged can be misleading. Their objective is to achieve a maximum price for their client. Negotiating with a professional agent can be hard work. It is often a confusing process; and there always seems be that ‘other offer on the table’. How can you be sure you’re not paying too much?
Your Property Hound is a licensed buyer’s agent and advocate. We tailor our services to meet your individual needs and bring the enjoyment back into property buying! We work for you to find suitable properties, negotiate a realistic purchase price and guide you through the settlement process.
Benefits of Using Your Property Hound to Buy a Home
There are many benefits in using Your Property Hound to help purchase your own home. These include:
Purchasing property is a time-consuming process. Once a location is chosen then the property search begins. Viewing 50-100 properties will give you a good indication of what is available and how much properties are selling for. If you are prepared to view 5 properties every Saturday then you could be ready to buy in 3-5 months time. Many prospective buyers will have been looking at properties for 12 months or more. Property prices can increase significantly over this period of time.
Your Property Hound has a working knowledge of property prices and market conditions and can dedicate their time to sourcing appropriate properties that align with your criteria. Most properties are sourced within 4-6weeks. Employing a buyer’s agent will give you your weekends back and can help to secure quality properties more quickly. (Hopefully before the market takes off!).
When you are buying your own home it is important that you don’t pay too much. A buyer’s agent is trained and experienced in property negotiation. A buyer’s agent knows many of the tactics used by selling agents and how to counter them. Using a buyer’s agent will achieve the best possible purchase price for you. In practice this could easily amount to a savings of $50,000 on the purchase price of a $500,000 property.
Purchasing property is often the biggest financial decision that people make. Get it right and there is opportunity to build significant wealth and enjoy new lifestyle opportunities. Purchase the wrong property or pay too much leads to financial stress that can be difficult to recover from. It makes sense to seek profession advice and be fully informed before making a decision of this magnitude. Would you employ a buyer’s agent to purchase your dream home, save tens of thousands of dollars and get your weekends back?
Buying your home doesn’t have to be a financial risk or a stressful event. The team at Your Property Hound have all the tools you will need to make the most informed choice about where and when to buy your house, unit or townhouse. Contact us today to talk about buying your first home in Queensland, including as Far North as Cairns to the states booming Brisbane.