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Why You Should Hire a Buyer's Agent Instead of a Listing Agent
November 16, 2017 | Bobby Martins
One of the biggest myths out there that I have heard from home buyers is that they should go straight to listing agent because they'll get a better deal on the house. That couldn't be further from the truth. Think about it. Typically, the listing agent is going to have a relationship with the seller. Either he sold them the house or they're a friend or family or some type of relationship. Here you come along as a home buyer and you say, "Hey, I'll buy the house through you but I want to get a good deal." Don't you think that the home owner is the one that's going to make the decision on which offer is accepted? It really doesn't benefit you to use the listing agent.
Let's say you're being prosecuted for a crime, and you show up at court and you say, "I don't have an attorney. I'll just go ahead and use the prosecutor." How is that guy going to help you get off on this crime? He's the one prosecuting you. It's the same thing for a listing agent. That person, his job is to get the seller the most amount of money possible. It doesn't make sense to go to that person and to have him represent you. Besides, it's free to use a buyer's agent, so why not utilize the service of that buyer's agent and the expertise to help you get the best possible price?
The reason that I find that most people want to use the listing agent is they haven't found an agent that they can trust 100%. With me, I don't care if it takes a month or 10 months to find you a home, I want to make sure it's the best possible home for you and your family.
Hope you found this helpful, if you have any questions I'm always here to do free planning sessions. I sell all over San Diego County and our main niches are move up and move down buyers. If you are thinking of moving and would like to set up a free planning session, please click the link below: