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Why Use a Buyers Agent?

Because Buying A Home Without One Could Cost You!

A buyer's agent represents your best interests, and works to get you the home you want at the best price and the best terms.  Part of this includes preventing costly errors, such as failing to find out about defects in a property or its actual value.

Traditionally, all real estate agents represented the home seller, and the buyer had no representation during the home search and purchase.  Today, home buyers can benefit from professional representation by choosing a "Buyer's Agent."

Legally, a buyer's agent's responsibilities are defined by Montana laws and the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, and generally include confidentiality, full disclosure and accurate accounting.  A buyer's agent's goal is to help you buy the home you want--and buy it at the right price.

What does a buyer's agent do?

  • Represents you in every part of the purchase process.
  • Provides professional advice in finding the right property at the right price.
  • Locates and researches properties that meet your requirements.
  • Negotiates with the seller.
  • Puts you in contact with mortgage services, title and insurance companies and home inspectors.
  • Reviews documents for accuracy.
  • At closing, verifies that all terms and conditions of the purchase agreement are met.

But, that's not all.  As your representative, a buyer's agent will share helpful information with you, such as:

  • Whether the seller would accept a lower price.
  • The seller's reason for selling and their timetable.
  • How long the home has been on the market.
  • Previous offers and counteroffers for the property.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the property.

How is a buyer's agent paid?

A buyer's agent usually receives a share of the sales commission built into the list price.  In most cases, a listing agent agrees to split a sales commission with any agent who obtains a buyer for the seller's property.  In other words, it generally doesn't cost you anything to be legally represented by a buyer's agent!

Buying a home is probably the most important purchase of your life.  Choosing to be represented by a buyer's agent means you'll be able to make an informed, intelligent decision.  The Big Sky Blue Team is eminently qualified with years of experience working for you, the buyer, to get you the home you want at the best price possible.

What others are saying

"Agents: How to hire on for your side." "Most agents who show you home don't represent your interests.  They work for the seller, and their objective is to sell the house for the highest possible price."  USA Today

"You have a whole new evolution of practice in the marketplace."  said Sharon Millet, a Maine real estate broker who headed the 22-member NAR task force that issued the report.  Millet said that the report's recommendations are designed to give home buyers and sellers easier access to the "kind of representation" that they want."  Washington Post

"Buyer Advocacy appears to be taking off."  "I'll never buy a house any other way."  Wall Street Journal

"To Buyers:  If you want representation, work with a buyer broker.  They are legally obligated to represent your interests in any negotiations with sellers."  The Consumer Federation of America

"Groups such as the Consumer Federation of America and AARP recommend using a buyer's agent.  Smartmoney Magazine

"Many people don't realize that, unless specifically stated otherwise, brokers are legal representatives of sellers.  A buyer broker, representing only the buyer, may be able to secure a better price and better terms."  Good Housekeeping

For more information, or to speak with a buyer's agent, email or call  Henry at 406-363-1643.

Buyer Beware!

Discover Montana Realty
PO Box 484
127 W. Main St. Suite 1
Hamilton, MT 59840
Discover Montana Realty, Inc.
Member of The Bitterroot Valley Multiple Listing Services
Henry Silverio, Real Estate Broker
(406) 363-1643
1(800) 550-1643 Toll Free
Information deemed correct and reliable, but is not guaranteed by Discover Montana Realty, Inc., REALTORS®, or Seller.
Prospective buyers should verify all information independently.