Hadley Homebuyer and the “Stacked Deck” Problem
Typically, home buyers are very concerned that the deck is stacked against them in the home buying process. They suspect the agent is not really on their side, has conflicts of interest or just wants to get the deal done. It seems like others have inside information about the good deals that is not available to them. And they are totally scared of the whole lending process. You know, they may be right, actually, to worry about those things.
Sally has recently bought a home and had a very unhappy experience. She felt like she did all the work while the agent took home a lot of her money at the closing! Another problem that drove her crazy was that a home she found on-line would be “sold” or “under contract” when she told her agent about it. Sally was convinced that her agent was not getting the straight scoop about the status of these houses. And when it came time to negotiate the deal, Sally felt like her agent was negotiating with her, not the other side.
Hadley wants to do better. She wants an agent who can add something that she cannot get by just working harder herself. She wants an agent who will dig hard to find the perfect house and then negotiate hard for all the right terms so she can get the deal she deserves. But wait, there is a way buy a house where this is the norm, not the exception. And at NO COST to Hadley at all.
What is that? Hadley needs to find an exclusive buyer’s agent. That way Hadley will avoid the stacked deck problem (where every step is designed to protect FIRST, the agents, THEN the seller and LAST, the buyer). Hadley needs someone who will stack the deck in her favor. She resolves to seek out the very best agent to help her.
Sally texts again: “Lets go to some open houses this wkend! mayb we cn fnd a gd agent that way!”
Stay tuned to see see if Sally and Hadley have any luck.
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