How NOT to pick a Buyer's Agent
Buyer's Agency is out there and it's a wonderful thing! Bryan and College Station home buyers can get excellent representation without someone trying to "sell" them a property. A good Buyer's Agent will find the choices, investigate possibilities, make recommendations based on resale factors, check into taxes and utilities, pull comparables, set up inspections and coordinate the closing typically at no cost to the buyer.
What about calling the agent on the sign? Not a good idea at all...the agent on the sign has a job too. That job is to sell that particular house, not help to figure out which house is right for you. This is relevant whether you call the agent, a number on the sign or log into a website....that person is charged with selling that property and, if not, at the very least get you as a client.
When picking a Buyer's Agent you need to know that agent doesn't make any money until you sign a contract with them as the agent. Find one that you can trust and stick with them.
Interview several if at all possible. Ask them pointed questions. One secret is that Buyer's Agents make a percentage of the sale. One pointed question that should be asked is "what is your incentive for getting me the best possible price on my home purchase?" I typically talk about that in my home buyers interview. My incentive is to keep you as a client, not only for this transaction, but for any future investments or home sales or buys in the future. I'm also hoping that you will refer me to your friends and relatives as well. To accomplish that it is essential that you trust me and realize that I'm going to do what's right.
When buying a home, a condo, or investment property you'll have the best success by picking someone honest, hardworking and dedicated to you and your success!!!