Real estate agents are free…

…when you are the buyer.

When we were pregnant with our now 2-month old baby girl, we were at the baby shower and a cousin of ours was talking about how she and her boyfriend wanted to start looking for their first home. My fiance said, “Oh, Will can help you with that!” and her response was, “how much does he charge?” After explaining to her that helping her find a home is free, another person in the room said, “Really? I didn’t know that either!” 

I have been surprised to learn that a lot of people think they have to pay the agent that is helping them find a home. In every transaction, there is a buyer and a seller. They each normally have an agent representing them and both agents are compensated by the seller. 

If you are thinking about starting your home search, definitely have a real estate agent help you. We have access to information and tools that put us on the inside track; we speak the same language as the seller’s agent and can help you get what you are looking for easier than if you’re pounding the pavement on your own. 

Just a quick little thought for you today