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6 things to consider when choosing your buyer agent

Young couple at table2018 is the year you are going to buy a home.

You are looking on line finding homes, visiting open houses, you have your mortgage lined up, everything is looking good.

Except you haven't chosen your buyer agent yet?

Here are six things you need to consider when you interview different agents or consider when meeting an agent who might be your buyer agent.

1) Do we get on or is this person going to annoy me?

2) Do I trust this person?

3) Does this person have experience?

4) Is this person interested in helping me?

5) Who is this agent working for?

6) Most states have a consumer disclosure, did this agent even mention it when you met. If they are not abiding by the law now what will happen later on in the transaction?

Family in fieldWe represent many buyers and sellers in Tredyffrin Easttown and along and around The Main Line. When we meet for the first time we discuss who represents who and why that is important to know.

We explain the process of a transaction, we set expectations, we discuss what you are trying to achieve and what is motivating you.

We introduce you to other people who can help you mortgage bankers, home inspectors, title insurance providers and settlement offices.

We do this because we want you to understand the process, and make sure we know how you want to communicate and that you are well informed. Our job is to make this transaction as transparent as possible for you.

EthicsBut more importantly than any of that is that we put your interests first, ahead of everyone including ourselves. Why? Because of a fiduciary responsibility we have to you. This includes everything we have discussed above but also confidentiality for ever about your transaction and your position. 

This is secured when you sign the buyer agency contract to have us represent you. Before that you have nothing, anything you tell us is not confidential till you sign that buyers' agency agreement. 

Please understand a good agent, the right agent wants to be bound by that fiduciary responsibility to you because they know if you are happy you will refer your friends and family to them for future transactions. It is far more important than just selling one house, it is our livelihood. We want to be your real estate agent for life.

Call us any time to set up an appointment to discuss your real estate needs, we look forward to hearing from you. Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com.

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Comment balloon 16 commentsNick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • January 12 2018 06:45PM

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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 those are very good tips for choosing a buyer agent.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 4 months ago

Good evening Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 ,

When it comes to choosing a buyers agent your advice is spot on!

 

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 4 months ago

Great advice hope the buyers are reading and based on this post choose you to represent them in the purchase, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 4 months ago

John Pusa thanks have a great weekend

Dorie Dillard thank you.

Endre Barath, Jr. I hope so too Endre.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

These are great tips and buyers should always follow their instincts when choosing their agent.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 4 months ago

Brian England totally true, buyers should follow their instincts when selecting a buyer agent because you need to reveal lots ofpersonal information and you need a high level of trust.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

Good morning Nick and Trudy.  These are great tips for anyone looking for a buyer agent.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 4 months ago

Gabe Sanders thank you. Hope you have a great week.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

Good afternoon Nick and Trudy -  this is really a case of trust.  Everything rolls up into that.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago

Grant Schneider that is very true and I think applies to all sales as well.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

Bravo for a detailed explanation of why it is important to choose a buyers agent, one you can trust and who will remain loyal to the clients needs.

Posted by Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS, Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513 (Front Gate Real Estate) 4 months ago

Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS thanks for your comments.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

Great post and food for thoughtfor thought when choosing an agent Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 4 months ago

Good morning Nick and Trudy. This is excellent and could be a handout to all new buyer clients.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Hannah Williams thank you.

Sheila Anderson what a good idea, thank you.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

I had to chuckle at the 'do we get on or is this person going to annoy me?!' - that's such a British thing to say! LOL 

Seriously, outstanding list and something that all buyers should read. Trust is a HUGE consideration as this is an enormous investment - for most, their largest - and you have to be able to trust the person managing your purchase.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

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