In today’s market, the average listing gets about 3-5 calls from buyers asking to be represented by the listing agent directly. This is often times a conflict of interest and very hard for a listing agent to tap dance around.
The truth is, a real estate agent can’t be all things to all people. It’s hard to be great at both sides of the transaction. Most listing agents who represent Real Estate Owned (REO) accounts have teams of buyer’s agents that work for them. You’ll get passed off and won’t even realize it happened.
It’s much better for a buyer to find an agent or agents that focus on being a buying not listing agent. Who specialize in knowing the markets you wish to purchase in. Also, that buyer’s agent should be well respected among their pears. You don’t want to fall into the hands of an agent that is not respected among other agents. Your offer will never get accepted.
Every buyer is different and have different lending parameters. Your agent needs to know how to work with VA, FHA, Conventional, or “All Cash” buyers. It’s important to know how to write your offer so it is appealing to the seller and gets accepted quickly.
If you’re looking for 2 agents for the price of 1, think of Steve & Christi Durflinger at 925-708-0006 or visit us at www.TeamDurf.com for all your real estate needs.