Biggest Buyer Mistakes

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Don’t call the number on the sign

The listing company has a relationship with the seller, not you. You are not required to use the listing company to see the house – you can use your own agent at no disadvantage to you.

If you call the number on the sign you will most likely get whoever is sitting at the front desk when you call, and they will offer to be your agent!

Companies prefer junior people to take these calls because they get a larger percentage of their commissions and make more money.

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Don’t go into a builder’s office without an agent

They will usually not pay your agent unless he or she is with you at the first visit. Builders do not like you to have an agent – they want to be able to control the process.

High pressure, unfair forms, hidden costs, and limited rights are common in new construction if you do not have your own advocate.

Don’t pay anyone to be your agent

No “retainer”, no “fee”, no charges. A buyer’s agent relies on the contractual obligation from the multiple listing website to be paid the offered amount – they don’t need you to pay them.

The law says you have a right to your own agent, so use one!

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Don’t let the person at the open house be your agent

This person has a relationship with the seller. They will make more money if you let them help you buy the house.

You will not get “favored” treatment or be told more about the house’s secrets.

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Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

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