With so many websites out there with homes for sale, why would a home buyer need to work with a real estate agent or a licensed REALTOR®? Why can't we just surf the web, find a house and buy it? It seems like it would save home buyers money, right?
At AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, we work with a lot of agents and REALTORS. We also work with buyers out there on their own. There is no requirement to have an agent. However...there are some great reasons to hire a REALTOR to help you buy your home. The video below takes a quick look at some of these reasons.
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Video transcript: With websites like For Sale By Owner, Zillow and Trulia, what’s the point of working with a real estate agent? Hi I’m Dan Moyle with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. We’ll explore this question in today’s “60 Second Mortgage Tip.”
Here at AmeriFirst, we work with a lot of real estate agents and Realtors. Agents refer home buyers to AmeriFirst for financing the home purchase. So we know a lot of agents. Here’s a quick look at the benefits to working with a real estate agent.
First, agents have access to homes coming onto the market before these websites like Zillow. Quite often the home that just listed on the website is already out there and might have an offer on it.
Also, an agent will negotiate with the seller for you to help ensure you’re getting a good deal.
Finally, remember that the home seller pays the real estate agent fees in a typical deal…even yours. So you’re getting the service of an agent, but you’re not paying for it.
Thanks for watching. For more video tips, subscribe to our channel. Again I’m Dan Moyle with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. This has been your “60 Second Mortgage Tip.”