Buyer Representation

Buyer Representation
When making the decision to buy a home, it is important to take advantage of every tool available.  With the internet at your fingertips, anyone these days can search for property. But searching for property is only a small piece of a successful real estate transaction.  Real estate transactions can be complex and frustrating, but with the help of a strong, committed agent, you will have a much easier time finding the home of your dreams.

I know the Knoxville real estate market intimately as I’m in it every day, and I know I can help you find the property you desire.  I’ll educate you, providing you with enough information to make clear, informed decisions.  I can help as much as needed, but I’ll never pressure you, leaving the ultimate decisions up to you.

I have a team of professionals supporting you. My trusted partners include lenders, title companies, home inspectors, appraisers, and so forth, saving you the time it takes to go find them.

The beauty of buyer’s representation, is that my services are normally completely free to you.  Even though I represent you and your needs, my services are paid for by the seller (in most cases).

I can research your housing needs through many different avenues, even if you are relocating to or from another city.  This way, I can show you only those homes that best suit to your needs, saving you time, money, and any added frustration or stress.

I’ll take into consideration such factors as size, features, location, style, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, and so forth.  I can suggest simple, imaginative changes, that make a home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.   When looking for a real estate professional, look for one who will watch out for you and negotiate an agreement that satisfies all parties.

The Importance of a Buyer’s Agent

A  buyer’s agent is a real estate agent who works EXCLUSIVELY for you, to assist in researching and purchasing your new home. It’s the “buyer’s agent” that distinguishes the difference from the Seller’s agent (a.k.a. Listing agent) who is the legal representative of the seller. If you deal directly with a listing agent, you have nobody looking out for your best interests, as the listing agent is legally obligated to look out for the best interests of the seller, NOT YOU.  If you choose to work with me as your buyer’s agent in Knoxville, you can expect to receive an ultra high level of representation and loyalty throughout your transaction.

Top Reasons to use a Buyer’s Agent

  • Gain invaluable details about the properties you’re considering, title reports, permit info, previously sold data, and a comparative market analysis.
  • Not a day goes by where I don’t have a buyer say to me, “That’s a great point, I’d never thought of that.”
  • An Exclusive Buyer’s Agent can negotiate on your behalf. The Seller’s agent cannot.
  • Discretion, confidentiality, loyalty, and obedience.
  • We can help you find lender foreclosures, bank REOs, and other properties that may not be listed for sale on the market.
  • Our services can save you thousands of dollars.

Advice from the Experts

“Look for an exclusive buyer’s agent, if possible, who will have your interests at heart and can help you with strategies during the bidding process.” — CNNMoney.com, “Money 101, Lesson 8, Buying a home”

“Many people don’t realize that, unless specifically stated otherwise, brokers are legal representatives of sellers. A buyer’s broker, representing only the buyer, may be able to secure a better price and better terms.” — Good Housekeeping

“If you ever doubted the value of a buyer’s agent who works solely for the buyers, consider this: A recent study by U.S. Sprint found that 232 relocating Sprint employees who hired buyer’s brokers paid an average of 91% of a home’s list price. People who did not use a buyers agent typically pay about 96%.” — Money Magazine, “House Hunting? Save By Hiring Your Own Agent”, By Carla A. Fried