5 Reasons to Use an Agent When Buying a Home

Many home buyers — especially first time home buyers — don’t know or don’t understand how using a buyer’s agent works. Buying a home can be a confusing adventure, so it’s important to have an expert on your side, who works with buyers day in and day out, helping them navigate the purchasing process with ease. Here are 5 reasons why you should use a buyer’s agent on The Harrisonburg Homes Team when buying your next home:

  1. Our buyer clients get special attention! We scour the local market for any homes that meet your criteria, and most importantly, we see new listings as soon as they hit the market (and many times hear about them before they hit the market). The early bird gets the worm, as they say, especially when it comes to buying a home. Even in this economic climate, there are many homes moving — and quickly! It is important that buyers know about new listings right away, and we even try to get our buyers into a listing before anyone else has seen it.
  2. Our team is part of one of the leading real estate brokerages in the Shenandoah Valley, which means great things for buyers. There are about 70 agents at Kline May Realty, an exciting and progressive brokerage, which means we find out about new listings (almost every day) before they hit the broader market.
  3. Hire us, and you get a team working for you. There are 5 members on our team, and all of us are licensed, which means any one of us is available to help you when you want to see a home. If one agent isn’t available to show you a home, another will be!
  4. We provide a high level of customer service and quality control in our transaction management. We have a great system for accomplishing the many tasks that come with a purchase — from contract signing to closing, and beyond. This makes the buyer’s experience smooth and simple!
  5. In most cases, our services are paid for by someone other than you! This is usually the most unknown piece of information to first time home buyers. Real estate is not typical in terms of how the agent is paid. Basically, the home buyer pays the home seller, and the home seller in turn pays the listing agent (for marketing their home and getting it sold) and the buyer’s agent (for bringing a buyer and a contract). So if you purchase a home, your money goes toward paying the seller what you both agreed upon in the contract. The rest is up to the seller.

To learn more about services we offer our buyer clients — search for a home, receive weekly listing updates, or join our “First Alert Program” — visit our For Buyers page.

About Lisa Oates

Lisa is the creative mind behind The Harrisonburg Homes Team, providing streamlined content management, quality authorship, and graphic design for Harrisonblog. She's passionate about blogging, enjoying life, and a good cup of coffee.

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