Why Use a Buyer’s Agent?


    If the IRS told you that you owed $150,000, would you deal with that problem without the help of a professional accountant? If you were engrossed in a legal matter over $100,000 would you try to resolve it without the help of an attorney? Real estate transactions are one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. It would be crazy to make a purchase like that without a professional by your side – especially a professional who knows the Capital Region like no other.

    But if you’re still not convinced of the value of a real estate agent, here are some more reasons to use one.

    If you are buying a home, Picket Fence Properties:

    Can help you determine your buying power
    — that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. Not only do we work with the top vendors, but we will be able to assess which one of those lenders is most qualified to help you and your current situation. We know that your purchase is not the same as our last buyer or the next one.

    Have many resources to assist you in your home search
    Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties. We are also always in open dialogue with other agents. Not to mention our mobile app and top Capital Area Homes for Sale search site, www.albanyhomes411.com .

    Can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property
    Real estate agents have access to a variety of resources. We can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, etc. There are two things you’ll want to know that we can tell you – Will the property I’m looking at provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second – will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell and move on?

    Can help you negotiate
    Contingencies. Concessions. There are myriad negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. The purchase contract should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required. We can also help you best negotiate any issues found at the property.

    Provides due diligence during the evaluation of the property
    Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. The Eberle Real Estate Experts can assist you in finding qualified professionals to do these investigations. We only work with vendors whom we would trust with our own home.

    Can help close the purchase of your new home
    Between the initial purchase agreement and closing, questions or issues may arise. Don’t you want a professional on your side, objectively helping you to resolve these issues and get to the closing?

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