WHY APPOINT A BUYING AGENT?
YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL
Estate Agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home
buying process. Help you past the pitfalls and amidst all the distractions and
excitement, keeping you eye on the goal of owning your new home.
fact that you are reading this, getting advice and learning about the process
confirms that you would be well advised to place yourself in the hands of a
professional and appoint an agent to help secure your new home without the potential
disasters and headaches.
independent survey reported that 84% of home buyers would use the same Estate
Agent again – experience has taught them that using an agent is the wise thing
estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments of most
people’s lifetime with most transactions today usually exceeding R750,000. If
you had a R750,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it
without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a R750,000
legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney?
the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be wise to work
with a professional agent when you are buying a home.
Buyers Agent, with or without a mandate, puts someone on your team, who is working for you in ensuring you
get the best deal. On my main buyers page you have read what we do for you once
appointed. We will be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed
of the entire process, negotiating furiously on your behalf, and answering all
of your questions with competence and speed. Also make sure to read our Step by
Step guide to buying to fully understand how we will be walking with you every
inch of the way.
experienced, knowledgeable PROPERTY NETWORK professional representing you in a property
transaction just makes good sense. Buying a home is not like buying a car, a
mutual fund or other commodity. It can be a life-changing event. We fully
understand the real estate process – and just as important, We understand your
Of course we
do know the right steps to take, but can also help you avoid a misstep in
your home purchase. If a new freeway or factory is going to be built a few
blocks away, we'll probably know it. If you're unsure about schools and their
enrolment rules, we'll be able to direct you to answers. If you're unsure of a
builder's reputation, we'll know how you can confirm it.
perform another important function: minimizing the emotion involved in a home
transaction. You may be in love with a home, but we, as an objective
professional can point out factors that might not make it right for you. Go here to appoint an agent or keep reading........
YOUR SEARCH PROCESS IS MADE EASIER
- We work very
closely with almost every other agency in town and have a vast network, so when we bring you a
list of properties to view, it does not only include our own stock but
everything that is out there. Also bear in mind, we are aware of
properties that are not actively being marketed but are still available.
- You do not have to spend endless hours searching on the net only to find so often that the property
is already sold. Highly frustrating and while you are endlessly
browsing the web looking at already sold properties, the avialable good
buys are being snapped up by someone else
- Also, the printed media only contains a portion of
what is actually available - so you are choosing from a limited amount
of homes when there are actually many more out there
with one agent ensure you only get to see the homes you would actually
want. Other agents just want to sell you what they have, but a buying
agent on your side will not waste your time viewing homes you would not
members of the Institute of Estate Agents, we have access to the RNS
shared listing database - something that is not available to the
Buying Agent will ask you a hundred and one questions - so they can
help you determine exactly what is is you are looking for. Sometimes
the agent through proper listening will actually know better than the
buyer what homes to look for - simply because many buyers do not think
about many issues the agent does.
agent makes all the calls, does all the research, sometimes
pre-inspects the home to make sure it would suit you and arranges all
viewing appointments at a time convenient for you.
what do you do? Relax, spend some time on the beach - knowing that you
are going to be viewing only the best of what is available so that your
choice is made simple and easy.
importantly - if you see another property you might like - let us know
so we can research and arrange the appointment. If you call or arrange
directly, firstly we might be dipluicating appointment but most
importantly, as soon as you call directly we can no longer be involved.
No advice, no financial information and no backup. If you call
directly, then you are the selling agents client - not ours.
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCKS
- Your Agent
can help you determine your buying power - that is, your financial
plus your borrowing capacity. A good agent works very closely with
banks and bond originators and can advise you on where your best
options might lie at any time. This includes assiting you in
getting pre-qualified so you
know exactly what your price range is.
buying agent will research the property you wish to put an offer in on
and advise you on average pricing on the market - and whether you
should offer less that asking price. We also do some scratching around
and give you the inside story - is it an urgent sale? what did they pay
for the property originally etc. Without this information you
are shooting in the dark.
- We can assist you, the buyer with referring builders or other professionals you might need to do inspections.
on your side, we make sure the contract you sign does not prejudice you
in any way - and in fact we will fight to ensure it is in your favour
when negotiating conditions.
is a skill acquired after many years of experience and I apply that to your
benefit. You do not have to feel the pressure at all - we stand between you and a pushy selling agent.
And finally........ Professional
Agents take their career seriously. Browse through the resources
this website alone and you will begin to grasp that we truly care about
property and our clients. If there is any way we can help, we go out of
my way to do so. We put
my clients first and do everything possible to assist them. Wouldn’t
have us alongside you than go it alone? Find out why we're special here
So why not make the wise choice and appoint an agent to do the work for you?