Purchasing a Home - Why a Buyer's Agent?
The purchase of a residential property is the largest single transaction
most people have in their lives. A savvy home buyer should
get the best advise and council they can. It's not a question
of "How much will a Buyer's Agent cost?" but "How
much will you save!"
Exclusive Buyer's Agents, like me, do not take listings. I
represent buyers and only buyers. Since I don't take listings,
I won't practice Dual Agency.
Ordinary listing agents and selling agents represent
the seller. This means that they must legally negotiate in
favor of the Seller. Their objective is to sell you a house.
I'll never try to sell you a home. I'll always
help you to buy the home of your dreams. And when it comes
time to negotiate the deal, I'll be working for you!
Appraisal - the scientific
art of determining the value or quality of a property. There
may be many times when a professional appraisal is necessary or
desirable. Family Estate Planning, Negotiating a loan, Divorce,
Death, Taxes (Real Estate or Income). Do not confuse a CMA
with an Appraisal. Just about any Real Estate Salesperson
can make a CMA. The CMA is an informal survey of comparable
properties currently on the market. The State of Illinois
now requires state certification for Appraisers.
Dual Agency - When a Real
Estate Agent represents both the Buyer and Seller in a transaction.
It's the same servant trying to serve two masters. At best the agent
can act as a facilitator.