3 Things Home Buyers Want From Their Real Estate Agent [Video]

3 Things Home Buyers Want From Their Real Estate Agent

What Are The 3 Things That Home Buyers Want From Buyers Agents



Joe Kiser of The Madrona Group real estate team talks about what home buyers want from their real estate agent.  When choosing the agent that represents your transaction you may be inclined to choose a close friend or family member.  While I am not suggesting that you should not use a close friend or family member I would suggest that you cross reference the below information and make sure that they can meet your needs.


3 Things Home Buyers Want From Their Real Estate Agent

  1.  Help Finding The Right Home
  2. Help Negotiating The Purchase Of The Home
  3. Help Creating and Managing The Paperwork


Finding the right home.  One of the complaints I often here from friends and family about their real estate agent is that the agent did not find the house.  The idea of “finding the right home” is more than just setting up a saved search in the MLS. It is quite possible that you see the home you are going to buy first on Redfin, Zillow or  Often times the right home does not match the initial wants and needs analysis that we preform at the beginning of the process.

For example, you might tell your agent that you need a minimum of 2.5 baths, then stumble on the perfect home that only has 2 baths.

We perform 2 services to help you find the right home.

  1. Our initial buyer consultation
    • We will help walk you through the 3 important things to consider when buying a home.
    • We will help walk you through a Wants and Needs analysis
    • We will decide on the search tools that we will all be keeping an eye to ensure nothing slips through the cracks
  2. Once a home is selected as the right home
    • We will run the comps to ensure the home is priced fairly
    • We will evaluate the neighborhood and area to ensure it meets your needs
    • We will discuss the wants and needs analysis to ensure that you are making the best decision with your eyes wide open


Negotiating the purchase.  (11/28/20) As of today the real estate market in the greater Seattle area remains competitive.  It has been a sellers’ market for many years and it does not appear that it will change any time soon.  It is more important than ever that you choose a real estate team that is highly equipped to operate at a high level in today’s real estate market.  That includes having fierce negotiating skills.  The last thing you want is to keep finding the Right Home only to keep loosing out to other bidders.

While price is always an important factor when it comes to negotiating it is not the only one.  It seems it is the only factor that many agents we are competing with focus on.  A strong real estate team knows that likelihood to close, emotional ties, strength of the team, communication skills and many other factors are also important.


Creating and Managing The Paperwork.  The devil is in the details as they say.  The manner in which your real estate team understands the contracts can be an important factor in both the negotiation of the home and ensuring that you get the best possible outcome.  A mistake on your contract can be costly and can even void a transaction.

Once a contract is agreed upon by both all parties there are multiple timelines and deadlines that can save you or cost you money.

This is where you will want to choose a real estate team that has proven time and time again that they will create and manage your paperwork from start to close.


3 Things Home Buyers Want From Their Real Estate Agent VIDEO TRANSCRIPT


Hi guys thanks again for watching
real-estate topics with Joe and Jason.
I’d like to share a little bit of my
experience after working with hundreds
of clients find their dream homes and sell
their homes. What I found is that what
Home Buyers Want From Their Real Estate Agent
comes down to three things.
1. You want help finding the right
home. That comes down to, as Jason talked
about, location, price, condition. You want
someone to understand your needs and
what you’re looking for to really be out
there as an advocate looking for
you so you don’t have to do all the
research yourself. 2. Help with negotiation.
We do this as an everyday part
of our business, but for
somebody that doesn’t do it, it’s a
little bit overwhelming and intimidating.
When it comes to negotiation we want to
know your needs so we can get you the
best home at the best value. 3. They need
help with all the paperwork. There’s a
lot of moving parts in a transaction.
Escrow is involved, we got banks
involved, multiple agents involved,
different inspectors and things like that.
It can be an overwhelming process
and again we like to remind people that
this is an everyday part of our business.
There’s nothing to stress out about
we’re here to help take the ball and run
with it for you.

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Jason Fox

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Jason Fox is a father, a real estate broker, a marketing specialist, and a friend. Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest he has a unique and interesting perspective on local real estate that he can't wait to share with you. Jason lives in the Meadowdale neighborhood and hopes to see you out walking, at the park, at the movies, on a trail, on Stevens Pass, on the beach, at a lake, at a Seahawks or Mariners game, or just commenting on the blog.

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