You Can Buy a Home Without an Agent, But…

by MARINA YUKHO 10/05/2019

You may be thinking to yourself that rather than hiring an agent, you could use that commission money for something else. In most cases, buyers' real estate agents will ask for five to eight percent of the property's purchase price, which is certainly not cheap.

After all, can’t you just post your ideal house on a Facebook forum or a couple of Whatsapp groups and find a suitable seller? If you have been through the arduous process of buying a home a few times, you may feel you've learned the ropes and know how to cut a good deal on your own. 

However, on the flip side, how would you know that the house you’re being offered is the best available deal? Unless you’re in the real estate business, it would be difficult to tell. Especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. Here are a few more salient points to think through:

The right price

It would be difficult to accurately tell the going price for the kind of house you’re looking for if you don’t have a finger on the real estate market’s pulse. Real estate agents are in the market on a daily basis and have a wealth of information on current pricing as well as pricing trends. This knowledge will help them find you a listing within your budget. Better still, they will be able to negotiate with the seller and save you a few extra bucks. This ability is because they have a fiduciary responsibility to work in your best interests. 

Disclosure

An experienced local real estate agent will help you get value for your money by exposing any hidden defects in the house. Your untrained eye may overlook some shortcomings in the state of a residence, clouded as it may be by the excitement of owning a new home. Your realtor will also make sure you get all the documents that you should have to prove your ownership of the property.

When you do decide to hire an agent, don't dial up the one on the property listing as they are representing the seller, and are not bound to work in your best interest. Getting an exclusive buyer's agent will ensure that you get better value.

About the Author
Author

MARINA YUKHO

Originally from Belarus, I've moved to Sarasota Florida over 25 years ago and have made this beautiful place my forever home! I absolutely love living here, and I enjoy everything Sarasota has to offer; a sense of community, beautiful beaches, people and everything in between.

With over 15 years of combined professional experience in the mortgage and real estate industry, I have an in-depth understanding of both sides of the transaction. My extensive knowledge of this region and local market, give me the enthusiasm and a desire to make my home, your home. I'll make sure that you make an informed and best real estate decision possible. I believe in building and maintaining the relationship with all of my customers by providing excellent service, working hard, listening and following through. 

My promises to you:


-To Be on Time - To Be Honest - To Do What I Said I will do-

My goal is to achieve the best outcome in every transaction and to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and stress-free. You can count on me to be available when you have any questions or concerns. 

Whether you are buying or selling a home, I would be honored to have an opportunity to assist you, to answer all your questions and help you with all of your real estate needs.

When I am not working, I spend my time reading, working out, or spending time in the company of my family and my furkid, Mako, the dog. I enjoy going dancing with my friends, photography and often volunteer at Sarasota Humane Society to help animals to find their forever homes. I am fluent in Russian and English languages. 


Want to start a conversation with me? Here are good topics - Dogs, coffee, bacon, dark chocolate, Zumba, photography, and of course... Real Estate!
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