You've heard the old saying " The person that represents them
self, has a fool for a client." Using the selling agent that has the
property listed is a mistake. You wouldn't walk in to a courtroom
where someone was suing you and use that persons attorney to
represent you! That would be foolish. So why would anyone think
that they could get a better deal if they worked with the agent that
has the property listed.
The listing agent is working for the "seller" not you. The biggest
misconception that most buyers have is that they will save money
The seller has already negotiated with the agent that listed there
home how much commission they are willing to pay. The
commissions are built in to the sales price of the home. Buy going
directly to the listing agent you are increasing the listing agents
paycheck and decreasing the services that you will receive.
The selling agent becomes a limited dual agent when they
represent both you and the seller. The agent becomes limited with
the information that they can share with you. When you purchase
a home you need all the information that you can obtain on the
property so that you can make a good business decision and be
confident that you've made a wise investment.
Buyers, always have your own sole and separate representation. It
doesn't cost you anything. The seller pays all the Broker Fees!
You will have your own agent representing only you, and it's FREE.