This is a continuation of a series: 10 Common Myths Shared by Homebuyers. See Myth #1 here.
Many buyers start their search by looking online and occasionally getting in the car driving around to check out neighborhoods. Due to SC agency and representation laws, the listing agent is charged with protecting the interests of the seller. When you call the listing agent, they are obligated to tell the seller ANYTHING you say. You have the right to be treated with the same protection but it does require you to hire a Buyer's Agent. To find out how to hire a Buyer's Agent and why you need one, check out my previous post: What services are you entitled to when you hire a Buyer's Agent.
When looking for a buyer's agent, you should be looking for full time agent that can devote time to diligently searing for your prospective home. They should have demonstrated experience, negotiating skills, and intimate knowledge of the market you are seeking to purchase a home in. 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! The strongest position in a negotiation is to have a mediator, a buyer's agent! An experienced agent will know what to say and not to say and will keep the necessary information confidential while helping you get the best price and terms on the house you want.
When working with the Charleston Relocation Experts Team, Buyer representation is a FREE service! Call or email Michele Reneau when you ready to have an agent looking out for YOU!
Stay tuned for more myths to come...
*The series is adapted from the REBAC article published October 2008, 10 Common Myths Shared by First-Time Homebuyers in Today's Buyer's Rep.
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