Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, there are several reasons to work with a buyer’s real estate agent. “Not only is this one of the most impactful and significant financial purchases you are likely to make in your lifetime,” says Triplemint New Jersey Broker-of-Record Natalie Miniard, “but it’s one of the most emotional, too.” Here, Natalie offers five reasons all buyers should work with an experienced real estate agent to make the most of their home buying journey:

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1. The services provided by a buyer’s agent are paid for by the home seller. What that means for the buyer is that there’s no cost for this service. Using a buyer’s agent is a completely free way to get curated, expert, local advice and tailored services. 


2. You need personal representation. A buyer’s agent represents you and your interests; a seller’s agent represents the seller and the seller’s interests. If you work directly with a seller’s agent without your own representation, it is likely you will not get the best deal because that agent has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the seller makes the highest return on their investment. An experienced buyer’s agent will help you navigate the search and contract phases, asking all the right questions, pointing out potential red flags, and guiding you to the finish line at the best possible price.


3. Local real estate experience matters. You don’t know what you don’t know and an experienced buyer’s agent knows the local market intimately. A good agent will fill you in on the important details that are left off online listing sites. Such details include info such as how sound carries through a particular home, the reputation of a building’s management team, nuances related to the block on which a home is located, local development plans that may impact future property values, and unforeseen circumstances that may arise and complicate the transaction. 

Five reasons why you should work with a real estate agent

4. A good real estate agent can assemble a strong team to get you to the finish line. In this case, the old adage “it takes a village” could not be more true. Such a team includes everyone from lenders, inspectors, and lawyers, to appraisers, title companies, and contractors. Buying a home requires professionals with esoteric knowledge. 


5. A buyer’s agent saves you time. It is a time consuming process to search properties, set appointments, and create curated open house tours. An experienced real estate agent will handle this for you while ensuring your wants and needs are being carefully considered.


If you are ready to be matched with an experienced buyer’s agent, contact us at hello@triplemint.com or 1-866-371-6468.