WHY APPOINT A BUYING AGENT?


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YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL
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A Real Estate Agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process. Help you past the pitfalls and amidst all the distractions and excitement, keeping you eye on the goal of owning your new home.
 
The very fact that you are reading this, getting advice and learning about the process confirms that you would be well advised to place yourself in the hands of a professional and appoint an agent to help secure your new home without the potential disasters and headaches.
 
An independent survey reported that 84% of home buyers would use the same Estate Agent again – experience has taught them that using an agent is the wise thing to do.
 
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments of most people’s lifetime with most transactions today usually exceeding R750,000. If you had a R750,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a R750,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney?
 
Considering the small upside committment and the large downside risk, it would be wise to work with a professional agent when you are buying a home.
 
Appointing a Buyers Agent, with or without a mandate, puts someone on your team, who is working for you in ensuring you get the best deal. On our main buyers page you have read what we do for you once appointed. We will be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire process, negotiating furiously on your behalf, and answering all of your questions with competence and speed. Also make sure to read our Step by Step guide to buying to fully understand how we will be walking with you every inch of the way.
 
Having an experienced, knowledgeable PROPERTY NETWORK professional representing you in a property transaction just makes good sense. Buying a home is not like buying a car, an insurance policy or other commodity. It can be a life-changing event. We fully understand the real estate process – and just as important, We understand your local market.
 
Of course we do know the right steps to take, but can also help you avoid a misstep in your home purchase. If a new freeway or factory is going to be built a few blocks away, we'll probably know it. If you're unsure about schools and their enrolment rules, we'll be able to direct you to answers. If you're unsure of a builder's reputation, we'll know how you can confirm it.
 
We also perform another important function: minimizing the emotion involved in a home transaction. You may be in love with a home, but we, as an objective professional can point out factors that might not make it right for you.
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YOUR SEARCH PROCESS IS MADE EASIER
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  • We work very closely with almost every other agency in town and have a vast network, so when we bring you a list of properties to view, it does not only include our own stock but everything that is out there. Also bear in mind, we are aware of properties that are not actively being marketed but are still available.Port Elizabeth House for sale
  • You do not have to spend endless hours searching on the net only to find so often that the property is already sold. Highly frustrating and while you are endlessly browsing the web looking at already sold properties, the avialable good buys are being snapped up by someone else
  • Also, the printed media only contains a portion of what is actually available - so you are choosing from a limited amount of homes when there are actually many more out there
  • Working with one agent ensure you only get to see the homes you would actually want. Other agents just want to sell you what they have, but a buying agent on your side will not waste your time viewing homes you would not not anyway.
  • As members of the Institute of Estate Agents, we have access to the RNS shared listing database - something that is not available to the general public.
  • Your Buying Agent will ask you a hundred and one questions - so they can help you determine exactly what is is you are looking for. Sometimes the agent through proper listening will actually know better than the buyer what homes to look for - simply because many buyers do not think about many issues the agent does.
  • The agent makes all the calls, does all the research, sometimes pre-inspects the home to make sure it would suit you and arranges all viewing appointments at a time convenient for you.
  • Your Property Network agent will also be doing some deeper digging to get the inside story. Is the sale urgent? Is there a divorce pending? Are there financial difficulties? What are the real reasons for the seller selling. All the information that will assist in knowing what kind of offer to put in.
  • Your agent will also pull a CAV report on the home obtaining up to date information on recent sales values so that you are 100% sure of what proper market value is on your selected property. What did they pay for the property originally? Without this information you are shooting in the dark.
  • And what do you do? Relax, spend some time on the beach - knowing that you are going to be viewing only the best of what is available so that your choice is made simple and easy.
  • Very importantly - if you see another property you might like - let us know so we can research and arrange the appointment. If you call or arrange directly, firstly we might be duplicating appointments but most importantly, as soon as you call directly, we can no longer be involved. No advice, no financial information and no backup. If you call directly, then you are the selling agents client - not ours.
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MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCKS
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  • Your Agent can help you determine your buying power - that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. A good agent works very closely with banks and bond originators and can advise you on where your best options might lie at any time. This includes assiting you in getting pre-qualified so you know exactly what your price range is.
  • We can assist you, the buyer, with referring builders or other professionals you might need to do inspections.
  • Being on your side, we make sure the contract you sign does not prejudice you in any way - and in fact we will fight to ensure it is in your favour when negotiating conditions.
  • Negotiation is a skill acquired after much training and many years of experience and we apply that to your benefit. You do not have to feel the pressure at all - we stand between you and a pushy selling agent.
And finally........ Professional Agents take their career seriously. Browse through the resources offered on this website alone and you will begin to grasp that we truly care about property and our clients. If there is any way we can help, we go out of my way to do so. We put my clients first and do everything possible to assist them. Wouldn’t you rather have us alongside you than go it alone?


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