Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you ever make. Your house is not just your home, but an asset in your future. Whether you’re buying your first home, vacation home, foreclosure or rental, you owe it to yourself to protect your interests. Kathryn Thomas is professional, experienced and aggressive in negotiating the best price and terms for your purchase. Kathryn offers a well-coordinated, one-stop shop that will save you time, money, and headaches.
What Is A Buyer’s Representative?
When buying a home, choosing the right agent to assist you is instrumental in getting the home of your dreams for the price and terms you are happy with. As a buyer, you are bound to have questions. For example: "In what area can I find a home that will suit my needs?" , “How much money will I need to afford the monthly payments”? and “What is involved in the buying process”? If you are a prospective buyer, you may want to consider enlisting the help of an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) or “buyer’s agent,” to help guide you through what could be the most complicated transaction of your life.
Why Should I Use An Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) When Purchasing A Home?
Until very recently, real estate agents almost always represented the seller, not the buyer, in a real estate transaction. Even the real estate agent who drove you around and showed you homes for sale was working on the seller’s behalf. By law, the agent was required to get the best price and terms for the seller. However, with the introduction of the buyer agency, this has all changed.
There are many benefits to enlisting the assistance of an Accredited Buyer Representative™ (ABR®) when purchasing a home.
An ABR’s® duty is to represent you and your best interests at all times throughout the transaction. Other agents, unless they specifically disclose otherwise, represent the seller throughout the transaction.
An ABR® can develop a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) to see how the price of the house compares to the current market. Other agents cannot reveal any information that would be detrimental to the seller or that could give you, the buyer, an advantage.
An ABR® can help you write the best offer with the best terms for YOU! Other agents can help you write the best offer with the best terms…for the seller.