Buying a property is not like walking into a grocery store and shopping for all the things that you need. Buying property in these times will require that you get a buyer’s agent who has up to the minute information about the local real estate market and its trends. When searching for a good property to buy, it pays to have a highly skilled Realtor’s help. Finding the property that you would love to own is actually the first step.

When you are searching for a property, any person with a phone can call up the telephone number on the sign placed in front of the property. The individual on the other end of the phone will possibly have very useful information about the said property. However, it is vital to keep in mind that the person that listed the property is employed to work for the person selling the property and will naturally work towards the seller’s best interest and not for the person who wants to buy property. A buyer’s agent will represent the buyer’s best interest.

Going online is also one way to spot the property that you want to purchase. But, updates to the MLS sites are delayed. This means that by the time that you have spotted the property that tickles your fancy and decided to drive down to see it and maybe make an offer, you will discover that someone else has beat you to it. A licensed agent can offer you the most up to the minute listing information on available properties in the area you want to buy property on a day to day basis. The agent will be well aware of your taste and preferences and will ensure that you only get listings of properties that will suit your taste.

Another advantage of having a buyer’s agent represent you is that you will have someone who will be working in your best interest. The agent can even help you arrange financing, use his or her superb negotiating skills in order to ensure that you get the best bargain. The agent will manage the paperwork, go over all the documents with you, offer helpful listed & sold comparable, lookup vital tax and history records, remind you of vital time limits and also effectively see to the details in order to ensure a hassle free closing.

So you see? An agent takes on practically every responsibility when you are buying property. Starting from getting you a good property that is within your budget range, their job does not end until the deal is sealed.

Rob Longo, Sales Representative    ABR, GREEN, RSPS    Magic Realty Inc.    805 N. Christina Street    Sarnia, Ontario