Types of Agents
Types of Agents
Entering a real estate transaction is a serious endevour. Make sure you have the right professionals by your side!
If you are considering buying or selling a home, a real estate professional is a must in today's tough market. There are a million questions and concerns that you might have: For how much should I list my home? What lawyer should I use? What is an escrow account? Who will prepare my offer? Which Boston neighborhood is best for me? This is just a minute sample of the questions that your real estate professional can help you with.
Although having a real estate professional by your side is important, getting help from the professional that suits your needs is even more critical. Take a look below to get a description on the two most common types of agent and to see which type of agent may be best for you. Please give us a call to see how we can personally help you with any of your needs!
Buyer's Agent: True to the name, a buyer's agent represents their clients, prospective home buyers, in all their real estate transactions. A buyer's agents can lead a home buyer to lenders for valuable pre-approval letters, e-mail listings that the client may be interested in, arrange showings for any home a client may want to see, prepare any documents required for a transaction, negotiate the best price possible for the client's desired home, and much, much more! The best buyer's agents will give their undivided attention in order to fully hear and understand the needs of their clients.
Listing (Seller's) Agent: As opposed to a buyer's agent, a listing agent represents their clients, home sellers, in all their real estate transactions. A listing agent is responsible for giving advice on a price for your home, marketing your home, conducting all showings and open houses, and ultimately getting the highest possible price for your home. The best listing agents have a strong understanding of their coverage area, aggressive online and paper marketing strategies and also the ability to effectively communicate with their clients, all in order to ensure a smooth and successful real estate transaction.
Please, do not hesitate to contact Diane at any point to have a free consultation on buying or listing a home. She would be more than happy to lead you in the right direction!