4. Write and help you understand the Terms And Conditions of an offer
Once you've found the right home and make the decision to write an offer, with our help, your offer is written on your terms, with professional guidance to ensure it's correct and that all conditions you require are included. Your agent will discuss with you the "conditions" or "subjects" that you may want to include so as to give you time to set up meetings with banks, appraisers, building inspectors, and insurance companies along with having time to do all extras that may be required. These can be water tests, septic searches and receiving strata documents for example. These conditions are written in for your protection so you can work to secure the home you desire. If you work with an agent in a non client relationship, your agent will be very limited on what they can help you with so keep that in mind before making a decision on the type of relationship you want to be in. There is a large risk for both the buyer and agent in this type of agency relationship.
5. Negotiations on your behalf
Most sellers understand that buyers will be looking to negotiate. Usually room for negotiation is available so presenting an offer that is in your comfort zone is important. Knowing a property's selling time on the market, sales in the comparable range, and local neighborhood pricing is valuable when negotiating. Your agent can assist you through the entire process making sure you have all the information at hand allowing you to make the right decisions.
6. Organize the deal
Feeling comfortable with your purchase is a vital part of the home buying experience. Securing the right financing options, hiring a professional home inspector or meeting with an insurance company are areas that an agent can provide guidance on. They can provide you with various options of professionals to call to allow you to decide which company will fit you best.