As a home buyer in the competitive Washington, DC real estate market, you want to make sure that you have the best people working in your corner. A buyer’s agent guides homebuyers through every step of real estate process, from showing to closing. In today’s landscape of instant information, it may seem like a good idea to purchase real estate on your own, but outlined below are three good reasons to work with an Accredited Buyer Representative.
One major advantage to having a buyer representative is the simple fact that they are focused on your specific needs. They will buffer between the buyer (you) and the seller’s agent. The agent that you hire to work for you will be able to negotiate with the seller’s agent in a way that you alone could not. Selling agents want to get the best deal for their client in the same way your buying agent is working to get the best deal they can for you. The end result is an accepted purchase. You can sit back, relax, and allow your agent to maximize the deal on your behalf. No stress, and most importantly – no intimidation.
Another advantage to having a tenured Washington DC realtor in your corner is his or her current understanding of the market. Regardless of how many times you have bought a home in Washington DC and Northern VA, gaining access to current real estate market trends is invaluable. Even if you have experience with buying property and you think that you can handle it yourself, an experienced buying agent can access market information faster and call upon established professional networks to close the best deal possible.
An Accredited Buyer Representative must stay up-to-date on real estate industry trends, both local and national, or lose accreditation. He or she will understand tiny nuances about the neighborhood you are looking in and how those seemingly minor details relate to the larger US real estate market as a whole. This type of economic understanding of the Washington DC real estate market will surpass any online research you could complete on your own and equate to rock bottom purchase prices.
If you are looking at Washington DC homes for sale, you will want to explore your buyer agent options. Gene Mock, Associate Broker, Premier Team, Keller Williams Realty, focuses on the needs of his buyers and works tirelessly to communicate potential pitfalls and highlight exciting opportunities in and around Washington, DC and Northern VA. Do not hesitate to call his office at (703) 342-8100 and take the next step toward the home of your dreams!
Contact Gene Mock, “Realtor® of the Year” 2014 by Dulles Area Association of Realtors®