4 Benefits of Using a Sales Representative when Buying a Home

4 Benefits of Using a Sales Representative when Buying a Home

When it comes to making a purchase, buyers are looking for ways to cut costs, which is why many people refuse to hire a sales representative. However, sales representatives can help buyers find good homes and avoid costly mistakes. Before you begin the search for a new home, speak to a couple of sales representatives in your area, or near the location you want to move to, and determine who the best choice is for you and your family. Take a look at some of the benefits you will receive when using a sales representative.

 

Avoid Paying Too Much for a Home

Most sales representatives have the ability to price a home the moment they step inside of it. This can come in handy for buyers, especially inexperienced individuals. A sales representative could also know the value of the market, preventing you from purchasing a home that will decrease in value and be tougher to sell in the future. Although you can conduct research online to compare similar homes, an experienced sales representative will know if a property is overpriced or under priced, preventing you from doing the research. He will make a list of homes that you should visit, in addition to properties that you should avoid.

 

Access to More Homes

You can find online listings, or drive through neighbourhoods to find homes for sale, but there are many properties that don’t advertise online, and some homes don’t have for sale signs in their yard. Some sellers don’t want family and friends to know they are putting their home up for personal and business reasons, such as finances, divorce, and more. These properties may only be available on databases that the average buyer doesn’t have access to. A sales representative can give you access to countless homes that aren’t listed publicly, preventing you from missing out on a good deal.

 

Prevent Emotional Purchases

When buyers search for a home, they should never let their emotions dictate a purchase. This can prevent buyers from paying too much for a home; it can also prevent them from making a bad purchase simply because they love the location. When a sales representative goes through the buying process with you, she will remain level-headed and fight for the things that you need, including repairs, inspections, and a lower asking price. Having a sales representative make these requests can save you time, and prevent you from getting emotional over a purchase. A seller should never see you get too excited about a purchase, or she could increase the price. A sales representative will remain calm during the buying process.

 

Avoid Closing Cost Issues

As the sale comes to an end, there are all types of issues that can occur, preventing buyers from purchasing a home. This could include the bank failing to file the proper paperwork, or the title of a home not being clear. When it is time to close on your new home, you want to make sure everything is in order, including financing, contracts, and housing codes. Hiring a sales representative can help you avoid closing costs issues, and deal with any challenges that emerge.

These are just a few of the many benefits that you will receive when you enlist the help of a sales representative. Using a sales representative will come down to your finances, your knowledge of the housing market, and your preferences. Keep in mind that it is never a bad idea to get some help when making such an important, and expensive, investment. A sales representative will do most of the work, allowing you to truly enjoy your search for a new home!


Caitlin Weaver
Sales Representative
(416) 890-3017
cweaver@chestnutpark.com

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M4T 1X3

(416) 925-9191