The Excitement of Buying a Home
In Texas, a buyer can choose a real estate professional to represent their interest, be their advocate, show them every property, handle all the details. With us, there is no charge to the buyer for this service.
Understanding this concept can save you time, money and frustration. If there’s a sign in the yard, that company and agent named on the sign is already under contract (listing agreement) with the seller to put their interest ahead of the buyer’s interest.
With all the recent changes in the market, home values fluctuating, new requirements from lenders, etc., it is more important than ever that you find a real estate professional that you trust to represent your interest throughout the process.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments that most people experience in their lifetime.
If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the large downside risk, why would you do a real estate transaction without a full-time, professional REALTOR to represent your interest?
Marian Porter 214-577-7766 - firstname.lastname@example.org
or Norma Wall 214-212-6770 – email@example.com
Take advantage of our extensive knowledge of Collin County and North Dallas market - tell us what you’re looking for.
What About New Construction?
Glad you asked! Working with New Home Builders is a very large part of our marketplace and the builder community welcomes us and our clients, because of our expertise for a smoother transaction.
In Texas, the seller usually pay the real estate commission. Builders pay this expense out of a separate advertising budget, that does not have a direct effect on the bottom line cost of the house.
REALTORS are often the sole source of advertising for builders. Like any industry, there are outstanding builders and maybe a few to avoid. We are familiar with various builders reputations, and as your representative, we can help you select the best builder for your home.
When you visit a homebuilder’s model, be sure to tell them you’re working with a North Point Agent. We’re making it easy to shop for new homes before you get in the car. After all, most home searches begin at home.
Buying real estate is a complex matter. At first it might seem that by checking online sites you could quickly find the right home at the right price. But this is about much more than buying a house. This is about relocating your family.
A basic rule in real estate is that all properties are unique. No two properties – even two identical models on the same street – are precisely and exactly alike. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements and closing costs. Also, no two transactions are alike.
Buyer Representation – It’s important for you to know who the real estate agent represents; they must represent someone – if not the buyer, they represent the seller. If there is a “for sale” sign in the yard, that (listing broker) is usually under an agreement to represent the seller and put their interest first, ahead of the buyer’s interest. However,
Buyer Representation is commonly practiced in Texas. It is to your benefit to find a REALTOR® you are comfortable with and trust and ask him/her to represent you in the transaction. Buyer Representation should not be “assumed”. There should be a written agreement clearly outlining the terms and responsibilities of all parties.
Once hired for the job, a REALTOR® should provide you with information about current market conditions, financing options and negotiating issues.
Remember: Market conditions can change and the strategies that apply in one negotiation may be inappropriate in another. This information should not be set in stone.
We take the responsibility of Buyer Representation seriously and there is normally no charge to the buyer for this service. As your representative, our job is to:
- Represent your interest
- Be your advocate
- Show you any property, including new construction
- Provide information about market conditions
- Give you advise and opinion
- Negotiate issues
- Handle the details from Contract to Close
We welcome your questions and consideration!
Our commitment to keeping you well informed
We understand what a sensitive, emotionally charged process the buying or selling of a home can be. We know that it involves one of the biggest commitments a family can make.
That is why we are totally committed to providing whatever it takes to help you through the process, to keep you well informed, and to make sure you have the right answers to the many questions that inevitably arise during any real estate transaction.
If you’re ready to buy or sell, you will, of course, want professional help — and we hope you will think of us. If you need a quick answer to a specific question, or more general advice about buying or selling just ask. We will make sure you receive the information you need, without any obligation.
Buying a home is always an exciting time. We believe that Real Estate isn’t just about property, it’s about people; it’s about your family!
Your home buying experience should be a positive and exciting time. One very important decision for you to make early in the process is selecting a professional to represent your interest.
With responsible Buyer Representation you can avoid much of the stress that is frequently associated with a home purchase. Contact us today about Buyer Representation. We could be the right one for you!
North Point Realty - 214-212-6770 – Norma Wall, Broker - firstname.lastname@example.org