7 Reasons To Work With A Portland Maine Buyers Agent

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:01
I find more and more that buyers are calling the listing agent of a property and expect them to have their best interest in mind. The listing agent represents the seller in a transaction, and should always have the sellers best interest in mind. Anything you say to the listing agent can, and will most likely be used against you in a negotiation.
Your Portland Maine Buyers Agent will know what to tell the sellers side without weakening your negotiating position. Here are some questions I want you to consider the next time you are on the fence about whether to use a Portland Maine Buyers Agent...
1) Do you know how to comprehend all of the local market data to best understand what is a good value, current trends, and absorbtion rates?
2) Are you familiar with a common residential real estate contract and how to interpret various clauses to protect yourself from making common buyer mistakes?
3) Do you know what not to say to the seller in order to avoid weakening your negotiating position?
4) Do you know the zoning regulations, building codes, and any other laws pertaining to real estate in the area you desire?
5) Are you familiar with the various loan types and special programs that you may qualify for?
6) Do you have the expertise to negotiate on your own behalf, especially if the seller has an agent negotiating for them?
7) Are you familiar with all of the documentation that is needed to complete a transaction in your desired area?
There is typically no fee for the expert services of a Portland Maine Buyers Agent, the seller almost always pays the commission. There are times that a buyer can pay a commission if it is mutually agreed upon when signing an "exclusive right to represent contract". Many of the items can be negotiated in the contract; length of time, specific areas, specific homes, to name a few.
Don't be afraid of the agreement. the purpose is to protect the buyer and the agent. Make sure your Buyers Agent properly explains the agreement in its entirety, along with the process, so that you fully understand what you are agreeing to. Setting expectations upfront is critical.

An informed decision is a sound decision.  Please visit my website, www.PortlandMaineRealEstateMarket.com for more informative articles.
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Christopher Pagli

Welcome!  You are about to meet an agent that specializes in personalized service for first time and repeat Westchester County NY and Greater Portland Maine homebuyers and sellers.  

My background includes 20 years of developing and implementing effective marketing plans through online social media, blogging, and media contributions.  Most recently I was hired by Cineflix Media as a real estate consultant for “Buying & Selling” with the Property Brothers Seasons 3 & 4 on HGTV.

The process of buying or selling a home can be frustrating.  Our initial consultation will focus on getting to know each other, your needs, wants, and lifestyle.  As your client advocate I’ll take the time to sit with you.  We will discuss the overall real estate buying and selling process, current market conditions, absorption rate, and buyer/seller thought process, including where and how they search.  

You will have complete control of the process. As your agent I will simply offer my knowledge, expertise and comprehensive marketing tools to accomplish our goal of buying or selling your home

Buying and selling a home is a major turning point and huge investment. Please remember that you don’t have to do it alone. By engaging my real estate services, you are teaming up with an agent that truly has your best interest in mind.

You will have clear, prompt communication every step of the way – I stay open until you close.





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