The Benefits of Using a Property Buying Agent

Jul 15, 2020

Buying property is an incredibly valuable experience.

Whatever sort of property you’re looking for, finding and securing it is often the result of many months – or even years – of careful planning.

Of course, the process is not always straightforward. It can throw up all sorts of unexpected complications and the whole thing can be very time-consuming.

There is another way. There are professionals on hand that can manage the process on your behalf and ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

If you’re considering using a property buying agent, here are the key benefits.

End to end service

An agent will be with you from beginning of the process right to the end.

They’ll be able to assist you from your initial research through to finding the ideal property, making an offer, and handling legal and administrative tasks. Your buying agent will be on your side until the day you get the keys.

This is different to a property finding agent, whose service ends once you’ve found a property you want to make an offer on.

Insider knowledge and experience

A good buying professional will have years of experience in finding and acquiring properties for their clients. They’ll have strong professional relationships with local estate agents, lawyers and other property professionals.

They’ll be able to offer solid advice on the areas and property types that will best fit your requirements. They’ll also have experience of the type of negotiations that are likely to be successful and will be able to suggest potential renovation opportunities.

Always on your side

Estate agents play a vital role in the property industry but it’s important to understand that they’re acting for the seller, not the buyer.

If you use the services of a property buying agent, you’ll know they are fully on your side at all times. They will be completely impartial and able to point out the advantages and disadvantages of each property in a way an estate agent wouldn’t.

Off-market opportunities

A proportion of the most exclusive properties never make it to the open market. If you’re waiting for something particular to crop up on estate agents’ websites, you may be disappointed.

Your property buyer will have an extensive network of contacts that allows them to hear about opportunities before the general public. This could help you beat the competition and access the very best properties.

More efficiency, less time pressure

When you hire a property professional, they’ll take over the reins of the buying process and manage the whole thing on your behalf. Allowing an experienced professional to get involved in this way will ensure the process moves forward more efficiently. It will also mean there is significantly less pressure on you, which will save you a great deal of time.

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of using a buying agent, please don’t hesitate to email me. I’m on hand to talk you through the process and how I could add value to your property search and beyond.