It can pay off pretty big to be clued in to deals in real estate. For many of us, a house is the most expensive investment many of us will every make in our lives. So having someone that can really help you make a smart decision and ease the burden on your wallet can prove to be an invaluable resource. ESPECIALLY knowing that the vast majority of the time, buyer's don't pay their representation a cent. Whoa whoa whoa. What do I mean you say? Seller's agree to pay their listing agent a commission. The listing agent then offers a portion of that commission to a buyer's agent to bring and represent the buyer's side. Thus, the buyer's don't pay their agent anything.
So, as a buyer you effectively are getting someone to help you locate the perfect home, schedule appointments to see them, handle contracts and other necessary documents, negotiate on your behalf, have referrals for appraisers, surveyors, inspectors, adhere to timelines, deliver monies, walk you through inspections, possibly re-negotiate, preparing amendments/addendums, make sure your financing is progressing along with regard to the deadline, review documents before closing, make sure closing goes smoothly, and after closing make sure you have a good referral for moving companies, flooring, handymen, painters, landscapers, and much more ALL FOR FREE!? In addition to providing advice on the scope of risk as an investment? If you are going to purchase a home and the representation is free, why would you not want someone who can assist in potentially maximizing the potential of one of the largest investments you will make in your life?
It's my duty to the people to inform the public of particular happenings in the market that could minimize the risk to their wallets. My website, www.I-Am-Real-Estate.com serves as a moniker of the service I provide to the people of the Austin metro. At the end of a grand opera performance they throw roses, at a wedding celebration they throw rice, at a Detroit Red Wings game they throw octopus, but Chris Matthews throws SAVINGS!!
- Initial offers must be submitted on or after April 1, 2011
- Buyers must be owner occupants (i.e. primary residence and will have to sign an Affidavit stating so that needs to accompany the initial offer)
- The sale must close on or before June 30, 2011
- Other restrictions apply. For more information visit the "Special Offers" tab at www.HomePath.com