Myth #1: All agents are the same.
The general public thinks that everyone that has a real estate license is the same. The Rebac article* poses a great example: "Does everyone with a driver's license operate a vehicle the same way? Of course not! Drivers approach the road differently. Realtors do vary considerably in their approach to their job as well." Some realtors are part time and do not take the job of assisting you in your most important investment seriously. Real estate designations are another way to gauge agents that are serious about their job. An agent with designations shows they are committed to learning to serve you better. REBAC further asks, "Would you rather hire an accountant or a certified accountant?" Just like sellers, buyers should squash this myth and interview at least three agents before you make an informed decision about who you want to work with. Preview my previous post about the Top 10 questions you should ask before hiring your next agent. Many of these questions apply to buyers agents as well!
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*The series is adapted from the REBAC article published October 2008, 10 Common Myths Shared by First Time Homebuyers in Buyer's Rep.
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