Long Island Real Estate and Lifestyle

Having A Buyer's Agent - What does it mean?

March 26th, 2015 10:57 AM by Christine Geraghty

As a local agent working in our community, I work in two capacities.  One is to represent the Seller and assist them in the sale of their home, and the other is to represent the Buyer as a Certified Buyer Representative and assist them in the purchase of their home.  

By default, agents on Long Island represent the seller.  So if you walk into one of my open houses, I would explain to you how I am there on behalf of the seller and you would be asked to sign an agency disclosure.  If you chose to have me work with you exclusively in finding a home, we would then form what is called a Buyer Broker Agreement.  

There are many benefits to having an agent represent you and  your interests. One of them is help you to negotiate the purchase of your home.  This article discusses the importance of "comparables" or "comps" and how by doing some research and having the right agent on your side, you can have a successful real estate transaction.  

If you are thinking of purchasing a home, and would like more information about having an agent represent YOU, call me today at 631-681-8820.

In the meantime, check out this article "The real estate market can be confusing. Here’s how comps can help you pick the right price http://proi.me/1DudYMu"

~Christine Geraghty, LSA, CBR, ePro
Posted by Christine Geraghty on March 26th, 2015 10:57 AM

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