Why use a buyers' agent?
Buyer's agents are licensed professionals who specialise in searching, locating, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of property on behalf of buyers.
They do not sell real estate. They are engaged independently and paid for by the buyer to act on their behalf. The key difference between a selling agent and buyer's agent is who they represent as, by law, an agent cannot act for and accept a commission from both parties in the same transaction.
Buyers' agents offer a number of different service options, ranging from complete searches through to auction bidding and single property reports.
Their aim is to ensure that the purchaser is as fully informed as possible and doesn't overpay for the property. Having an experienced buyer's advocate on side who is familiar with suburb values and the purchasing process also assists in maintaining objectivity when it comes to negotiating the best possible outcome.