How to Find a Buyer Agent
Buyer agency became the norm in the 1990s, so it's
still a fairly new phenomenon. But buyer agents have come a long way
and can provide a lot of help to home buyers. There are now
associations of buyer agents and more stringent norms regulating how
they do business.
- Look for a buyer
agent who has experience in your market. Many Web sites offer
listings, and you can easily find one who specializes in the type of
home for which you're searching.
- Ask the agent
about his or her experience. He or she should know how much you
should pay for any type of home in your market and should have the
experience to protect you.
- Find out what
services your buyer agent will provide. According to the National
Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, the agent should be able to
provide you with information about local schools, crime
rate and traffic, and should prepare a property value study if you
are interested in a certain home.
- Your buyer
agent should also be able to help you find the right home loan for
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