Benefits of Working with a Buyer Agent
A Buyer's agent is your best Real Estate
"deal", because a Buyer's Agent doesn't cost
for a home seems fairly easy. You drive around
neighborhoods, visit Sunday open houses, and
search Realtor web sites to view online visual
These are things you can do without the
assistance of a Realtor.
Things becomes more complex when you
become serious about purchasing
a home. Now you'll
have questions about financing, neighborhoods,
resale value, school districts, taxes, utilities, inspections, disclosures,
contracts, negotiations, closings, "is the home is priced
correctly" and "how much you should offer for the
Now you'll be wanting good advice from a real
estate professional. Someone who knows the Greater
Lansing real estate market and can provide you
answers that will help you make a wise
What will change when I work with a buyer's
The entire "home search" process will change.
You won't need to make appointments with
individual Realtors to look at
your buyer's agent will make arrangements for
every home you'd like to visit. Rather than
trying to sell you on the good points of the
home you're looking at, a buyer's agent will
help you discover the negative features of the
Best of all, you will have a Professional
Realtor working exclusively for you!
Because a buyer's agent is working for you and
not the seller, he or she will look more
diligently for a home for you. The buyer's agent
is not interested in pushing a particular house
or neighborhood and will inclined to show you
possibilities you never thought to consider.
much will this cost?
You will not be charged for services. Even
though a buyer agent is representing you
and working on
behalf, the seller will
pay the fees.
You’ll pay nothing ...zero...nada...zilch!
The realtor who has listed a home for sale in
the Lansing area receives a commission from the
seller and has agreed to share one-half of that
commission with the agent who sells the
property. This method of sharing the commission
allows the buyer to work with a Buyer's Agent
without paying a fee for these services.
A Buyer's Agent can help locate the right
We'll search the Multiple Listing Service
for homes that meet your specific criteria, not
just homes listed by The Lawton Group, but homes from
every Lansing area realty company.
this differ from what you're currently
doing yourself? Not all Realty companies
allow their listings to appear on the various
Realty websites and others don't post the
addresses - hoping you'll call them for further
information. We'll find those homes. More
important, each listing
will be carefully
screened and we will Email only those that
appear to meet your needs. We know the
neighborhoods and will avoid sending you junk.
Counsel and Advice
What is good, professional advice worth to you?
Buyer's generally select
a home based upon emotion. This is why a carefully "staged"
home look like
it’s been chosen to appear in House Beautiful
magazine. We don’t become emotionally involved with a home,
so we’ll look past the "staging" and keep you
focused on your goals.
When showing homes, we'll advise you about any
negative factors as well as the positive points
of each property. While your walking through the
home to see if you'd like to live there, we'll
be checking the foundation, roof, heating system
and appliances to see if there will be any major
expenses to be concerned about.
Offer, Negotiation and
When you find a home that you would like to
purchase, we’ll provide you with comparable
sales data and help you decide on a proper
offering price. It will be our job to structure the offer to
help you win the home, and then to negotiate on
your behalf throughout the entire transaction.
After you and the seller have agreed on price
and terms we will schedule all appropriate
inspections. Should problems arise as a
result of the inspections, we will act as your
advocate in resolving these problems.
A lot has to happen between signing the purchase
offer and moving into the home!
We'll attend to all the closing details and keep
you in touch about the transaction...each step
of the way.