Looking for Homes for Sale Wayne, PA? Home Buyers Can Benefit with an Agent on Their Side
Someone looking at homes for sale in Wayne, PA, or anywhere else in the Main Line area, is going to want get the best possible deal. In virtually all cases, hiring a realtor as a buyer agent is a risk-free proposition for home-buyers. Doing so greatly increases your chances of paying less, while experiencing fewer hassles during the transaction–without adding to the cost.
Buyer Agents Make Home Purchases Easy in Wayne, PA
Did you know that more than 80 percent of all home sales are done via buyer agents? The idea of private sellers working directly with private buyers might sound nice, but in practice, some disadvantages exist. For Sale by Owner sellers tend to over-price their homes, and they also lack experience in dealing with the financial and administrative aspects of home purchases.
An experienced buyer agent can help a buyer throughout the process and The National Association of REALTORS found that 78% of home buyers in 2015 felt that their real estate agents were a valuable source of information.
Seasoned agents who belong to the Multiple Listing Service in your area have access to many more listings than a private buyer has as some homes for sale are only listed privately. Working with this type of agent will immediately expand the range of homes you have access to, as well as increasing the odds of getting a great deal.
No conflicts of interest
Does the agent selling the home have any particular reason to try to help a buyer get the best deal? Seller agents might say they work for buyers, but there is a conflict of interest. The more the home sells for, the more money they make; the situation offers little incentive to a listing agent for helping buyers.
Likewise, having a buyer agent on your side gives you a stronger bargaining position, and often means lower prices.
Navigating the bureaucratic process.
Do you know how to set up inspections, obtain title insurance, negotiate loan approvals, and obtain a mortgage? Every one of these steps -and more- has to be successfully navigated to have a smooth home buying experience. Buyer agents know the process intimately, and can help promote a smooth purchase experience, whether buyers are looking at new or existing homes.
No extra cost to you.
Many first-time buyers are unaware of this, but buyer agents usually get paid a percentage of the seller’s fees. The absence of a buyer agent has no financial benefit to buyers because these fees are built into the price of the home. If there is no buyer agent, the entire amount almost always goes to the seller’s agent. Hiring a buyer agent is a win-win proposition for home buyers because they get the benefit of a professional consultant who will negotiate for them, without having to pay extra.
Sage Realty Works for Buyers
Sage Realty, LLC, is one of the top buyer agents for those looking for homes for sale in the Wayne, PA, and Main Line area. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to help you get the best possible deal on your next dream home.
Contact us today and let us know what you are looking for!
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