When purchasing a home, it is in the buyer's best interest to have their own real estate agent - known as a "buyer's agent." A buyer's agent serves as an advisor and advocate for the homebuyer during the entire homebuying process.
A good buyer's agent will take the time to understand the buyer's needs in a home and the area in which the buyer hopes to live - as well as give insight into the neighborhoods that may be a good match. Then, based on these criteria, the buyer's agent will not only consider physical home features, but also factors such as potential school districts, properties with lower county taxes, and work commutes. Next, the buyer's agent will research the suitable areas and sort through active listings to make suggestions to the buyer.
During the offer and closing process, the buyer's agent will handle all aspects of the negotiation process. They will also provide oversight for any inspections needed as well as counsel buyers on how to handle property repairs. Lastly, the buyer's agent will be present at the closing to make sure all of the buyer's interests are protected.
When you are ready to buy a home, I would love to recommend a buyer's agent who I think would be a great fit for you if you are not currently working with someone. The great part about the way we do business is that we know the best agents in the city who take care of people like we do. Give me a call and we can work on your pre-approval* while you shop for your new home.
*May not be applicable in the state of Texas. Please check with your mortgage planner for more details about programs that are available for homebuyers.