How To Find A Buyer’s Agent That is Right For You in Roswell

A buyer’s agent is a real estate agent who works only for the buyer and not the seller. Ideally, looking out for the best interests of the buyer, a buyer’s agent works on a commission contracted in the listing agreement. But, sometimes, buyer’s agents are more interested in that commission than in what is best for the buyer. So if you’re wondering how to find a buyer’s agent that is right for you in Roswell, look for these key qualities in the agent.

Connections Within the Industry

A good buyer’s agent will have broad and deep connections within the industry. The seller is only one of the parties you will deal with as a home buyer. There are a host of other industry principals and professionals who will be involved in the process, including the seller’s agent, inspectors, appraisers, and title officers.

To find a buyer’s agent that is right for you in Roswell, you should make sure to look into the number and quality of the agent’s industry connections. A good agent will have sufficient connections so that you will have various options. In addition, these connections should be professionals at the same expertise/experience level – but preferably higher – as the agent herself.

Niche Knowledge/Expertise

If you truly want to find a buyer’s agent that is right for you in Roswell, you don’t want to settle for a generalist. Your buyer’s agent needs to have specialized niche knowledge and experience, demonstrating that she fully understands the particular market and area you’re interested in. For example, an agent who concentrates on investment properties would not be the best agent for you if you’re looking for a home to live in the rest of your life. Further, if the agent has this kind of niche knowledge and experience, she will be a much more effective negotiator and thus able to get you a better deal.

Capable of Translating and Explaining

As you’re probably aware, real estate documents – all those forms and contracts – are filled with jargon and technical financial terms that are inaccessible and impenetrable to the layman –  you. So, in your efforts to find a buyer’s agent that is right for you in Roswell, make sure the agent possesses the ability and willingness to explain and translate those documents. You need to know exactly what’s going on and what you are getting into. Remember: buying a house is the largest financial transaction of your life, and the implications are enormous and long-lasting.

Find A Buyer’s Agent Who Is A Good Fit for You

Finally, in order to find a buyer’s agent that is right for you in Roswell, you need to keep in mind that a business relationship is effective and flourishes only when there is a good fit between the parties involved. You have to be striving for the same ends, and there must be compatibility between the personalities.

Buying house can be a lengthy process from beginning to end, sometimes as long as several months or a year. So you don’t want to be locked into a business relationship with someone (the buyer’s agent) whom you don’t see eye to eye with or can barely tolerate. So carefully check out each prospective agent’s reputation and personality, investigating websites, online revues, social media interactions, and so on. And then you will want to schedule a face-to-face meeting, much like a job interview, to get a feel for whether you can work together successfully.

When you find a buyer’s agent that is right for you in Roswell, you’ve cleared a major hurdle in getting the house you want at the price you want. Wouldn’t it be great, though, if you could expedite the process even more and make it still more efficient?


Tania Gardere MacLeod

Roswell’s Perfect Spot Top Producing Real Estate Agent & Lacrosse Mama IT'S THE PERFECT SPOT Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tan - like a SUN-TANya, not TONya). Not to digress, but I get this question all the time. My husband Doug & I have lived here in Roswell since 2002 and we have 1 son and 3 girls. All of them play lacrosse, so when I’m not out showing and selling houses, doing walk throughs, attending closing celebrations, taking continuing education classes, attending seminars, watching HGTV or jogging with my dogs, you’ll find me on the side lines of a lacrosse field cheering for my kids and their teams! I’ve been in Real Estate right here in Roswell since 2007. Currently, I average about 95%+ of my business comes from referral, so it’s critical that I connect with my clients from the beginning and spend some time discussing what their goals are, so we can create a plan that makes sense for them. I’ve been able to sell homes for more money and in less time than the average agent in Atlanta. That means your house is on the market for less time, so you can move on to your next phase of life... and have more money too! Being in the top 10% of all real estate agents in Atlanta, means I’m doing more business so I deal with the majority of bumps that can come up during a transaction so that we are better prepared how to handle anything that comes our way. This is the biggest investment for most of us, and I want this to be a great experience for you too! I’m not a transactional real estate agent, I’m a FULL - SERVICE RELATIONAL REALTOR®. I am here to help you and your family (including your family pets! ) through the entire process, well before it’s time to put your house on the market to sell or time to buy a new house, and well after we’ve close on your new perfect spot to call home. Sometimes we need to come up with a plan to save up for that dream house for a year or two or even work with my lenders to craft a credit repair or improvement plan so you qualify for a better loan option and rate. Often times, my buyers have to sell first, but they don’t want to put their house on the market before they find the perfect spot to call home and buy. So we have a vicious cycle of not enough homes (or the right homes) on the market when you need to buy. Don’t worry, this is where my networking skills really help you out. I keep a secret list of homes not on the market. And many times, you can tell me a specific neighborhood you want to live in, and I can FIND someone who might consider selling to you. I go the extra mile to make sure we find or sell your perfect spot to call home. I’m your life time real estate advisor! Many referred to me as the high energy Roswell Real Estate Expert. It's where I live, work and play!

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