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Hiring A Buyer's Agent

 

Sheldon Neal was kind enough to spend some time with me to discuss the role of a real estate buyer's agent.  When we meet we recorded a podcast for the Trump University members titled Real Estate Investing With A Buyer's Agent.
 
Our goal was to help new investors understand the role a buyer's agent plays in the transaction and why they are an important part of any power team.
 
I learned a few things during our chat that will come in handy the next time I am buying real estate.   I now understand that a buyer's agent:used with permission from Trump University

  • works for me, the buyer or investor
  • negotiates on my behalf and keeps my best interests at heart (not the sellers)
  • does not have the same potential conflict of interest a dual agent might have
  • has local market knowledge on home values and comparables
  • Understands local trends and what other buyers are looking for in a property and their associated costs

 
Enjoy listening to our podcast and let me know what you think and if you have suggestions for future topics.
 
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Comment balloon 5 commentsC Tann-Starr • April 14 2009 03:08PM

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C --- don't have time today to listen to the podcast, but I will and let you know what I think.

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Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 9 years ago

Hi C, It's critical to have someone 'in your corner' looking out for your and only your own interests!

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) over 9 years ago

Liz, thank you. Looking forward to it. :-)

Marian, very true. I love being a buyer's broker. Running the streets with my clients and kids is fun. The banks with their underwriting quirks certainly know how to keep life very interesting. I especially enjoy working with mortgage brokers. They are very good at what they do and I am learning a lot from them. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

CTS-  Thanks for the reblog.  Glad some of your readers find it interesting.

 

Posted by Josef Katz, {Marketing Maestro} (Digital and Direct Response Marketing) over 9 years ago

Josef, they do indeed. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

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