Buyer Agent Representation

‚ÄčIf you are in the market to buy a house, when you drive down a street, see a house for sale, then call the number on the sign, you are talking to an agent that is representing the owner of that house. An agent whose job is to get the most amount of money for that house and one who is going to negotiate the best deal possible on behalf of that owner. That is what they are being paid to do. You do not have a chance. You are talking to a professional that is working for the owner of that house and not for you.

You need to have a Realtor that will represent you, one who will negotiate with that agent and one who will get the best deal possible for you, not the seller, most likely, saving you thousands of dollars. If you have a Realtor working for you, that Realtor will help you find the perfect home. Yes, you can search for houses on the internet or drive up and down the street looking for houses, but your Realtor has access to the most accurate and updated information available, has access to those houses so you can see the inside without making dozens of phone calls.

Once you find the perfect home, your Realtor will prepare the offer, present it to the listing agent, negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price possible, guide you through the home inspection, work with your lender, and work with the title company, basically representing you and guiding you through all aspects of the transaction all the way through to the closing.

The best part is that this representation typically costs you nothing. The way Texas Real Estate laws are set up, the listing agent will offer part of his/her commission from the sale, to the agent representing the buyer. This allows fair representation for both parties and helps the listing agent sell the house by having other agents find the buyers.