72% of all home buyers nationwide mistakenly believed they were being represented by the agent who was showing them homes.
As a result, laws requiring agents to disclose exactly who they represent have been passed all over the country. When consumers became aware that most agents worked for the seller, they began demanding their own representation, i.e. a buyer’s agent.
What is a Buyer’s Agent?
A Buyer’s Agent can save you time, effort, and money.
A Buyer’s Agent is paid by the Seller, but works solely for the Buyer.
A Buyer’s Agent has no legal responsibilities to the seller.
Why Do I Need One?
MARKET KNOWLEDGE: The Buyer’s Agent listens to your needs and works to meet your expectations. He keeps up with the latest listings, sales and market trends to help you find your home.
NEGOTIATION SKILLS: Buyer’s Agents have negotiated many contracts. That experience goes to work to get you the best price and terms for your new home. Buyer’s Agents are thoroughly familiar with the contract’s terms and conditions, addenda, and riders.
FOLLOW-THROUGH: A Buyer’s Agent continuously works with all the involved in a transaction: the lender, the title company, the listing agent, inspectors, repairmen and you, the Buyer, from initial offer to closing.
Can’t I get a Better Price on the House if I Don’t Use a Buyer’s Agent?
No. When a seller lists a house, the seller signs a contract with a set commission fee. If the buyer doesn’t have an agent, the listing agent keeps the entire commission while working on the seller’s behalf. In addition when you have a Buyer’s Agent you have someone negotiating on your behalf.
Why Work with Dan as your Buyer’s Agent?
I focus on St. Louis City and immediate surrounding municipalities for historic homes, urban lofts, condos, and multi-family investment properties. I am a full time agent working morning, nights, and weekends., I have the experience and education to handle all types of residential and investment transactions.