Joan Congilose's Real Estate Blog: 5 Reasons To Hire A Buyer's Agent When You're In The Market To Buy A Home

5 Reasons To Hire A Buyer's Agent When You're In The Market To Buy A Home

When we think of selling a home, the services that a Realtor can provide are endless, but what about as a buyer?  Here are five great reasons you should hire a Realtor buyers agentwhen you are in the market to buy a new home!

We can help determine your budget: With some basic pieces of information, a Realtor can help you determine what kind of budget you may be looking at for a new home, and match you with potential lenders that are right for you.

We have access to resources you don't: While a lot of real estate listings are available online, there are still resources and listings that are only available through a Realtor. If you're looking for something very specific, having our insider knowledge may be crucial to finding that perfect home.

We have wealth of knowledge: Most of the time we have already previewed or shown the homes that may be right for you. We know the floor plans,the neighborhoods, the schools, and the shortest routes for your commute to work. 

We can read between the lines of listings:There are a lot of catchy phrases that often appear in listings,and your agent can tell you what they really mean.

We can increase your negotiating power: A Realtor is trained and highly skilled to  negotiate things like price, and items to be included with your offer. We can also give you advice on things like contingency contracts and the required paperwork.

We can help you navigate through the closing:

Once the contract is accepted the real work begins. A Realtor can make sure all of the details from attorney review, home inspections, appraisals and getting a loan approval run smoothly and any issues are addressed to ensure that you are making a good financial investment and getting the perfect home .


Joan Congilose, Broker/ Sales Associate

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Comment balloon 8 commentsJoan Congilose • April 04 2013 04:58PM



I say yes to all five.  I bookmarked to reference in preparation for my next buyers initial consultation.

Posted by Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate (Weichert - McKenna & Vane) about 6 years ago

Hi Bob, Thanks, I hope it gets the point across!

Posted by Joan Congilose, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold NJ Homes (Century 21 Action Plus Realty ) about 6 years ago



These are good points. I will use some of them next time I talk to buyers


Posted by Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate, Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties (RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales) about 6 years ago

Hi Joan,

I think you have spelled it out perfectly!! 5 good reasons!!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 6 years ago

There is nothing better than a good buyer's agent showing one of my listings. Good list or reasons to use you!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 6 years ago

I say yes to all Five Reasons to hire a Realtor when you Buy... Happy Day Joan and nice to meet you...


Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) about 6 years ago

Consumers on Long Island still don't get the benefits of working with a Buyers Agent, who actually work for the BUYER. All terrific points to explain the reasons for hiring one!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 6 years ago

Thank you Joan,  Five very important reasons for sure along with basic, but serious risk managers for new - and experienced - buyers.  Thanks so much for highlighting just some of our true value.  Good luck and success to you! 

Posted by Lauren Bianco (Weichert Realtors, Paupack Group) almost 6 years ago