Looking to buy a house? Whos Protecting you?

Too many buyers are afraid to make a commitment to a buyers agent because there is a misconception out there that when your looking to purchase a home your best to use the Listing Agents to see potential homes that you may be interested in purchasing! The listing agent has been hired by the Sellers to Sell their homes and it is their fiduciary responsibility to be working in their best interests to sell their home for the most amount of money at the least resistance.

So this brings me back to the question whos looking our for your best interest? A buyers agent is more then someone that just sends you listings and opens doors! A proper buyers agent is someone that you trust! They will help you understand the community that you are looking at , the history of the home and the area, Someone that should help that doesn't have a bias on 1 particular home. Make a commitment to a buyers agent that can ask the questions point out any deficiencies. A seasoned agent should help you with access to their professional network to set you up for success.

Top 3 Things you should look for in a buyers agent

  1. Trust – If you trust your agent this is the most important part of the hiring process. Once you have trust in your agent they should be able to set you up for success
  2. Knowledge! Look for someone that is an expert in the area. if you looking to purchase a home in Ottawa you're best to find someone that is knowledgeable of the area. Hiring an out of town agent because its your uncles friend that will give you half the commission back will most of the time end up costing you more in the long run.
  3. Someone that will explain the process. Its good to know what your getting into! look for someone that will explain the process and help you prepare so that you are ready for am offer so that you wont miss out on a property because your not prepared.

Once you have found your agent make a commitment so they can act on your behalf! A Buyers representation agree gives a buyers agent the right to ask questions, and give sound real estate advice to you. Once that is signed you are on the right path to purchase a home and have the right representation to be set up for success.

If you have any questions about the process and or you are looking to purchase a home I would love to chat. Reach out by Phone or text me at (613) 408-6961 or email me directly at

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