Do You Have a Personal Realtor®?
If you’re planning on buying a home in Southwest Florida, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. Perhaps you’ve checked out properties online, went to a few open houses or called the number on a For Sale sign to schedule a private viewing of that property.
Yes, you can do all of that on your own, if you have the time and expertise. However, statistics prove that you’ll be more successful in finding your dream home at the right price with your own Realtor®.
Your Florida Real Estate Agent Works for You
Buyer agents work to negotiate the best terms and price possible for a home buyer. Best of all, the buyer agent’s services are free to the buyer (in most cases). Most home buyers think they have to pay a sales commission. The truth is this: only the seller pays the commission. Whether a home buyer uses a top Realtor® or not, the seller still pays the commission. The only person that wins when home buyers are not represented by a Realtor® is the seller’s the listing agent.
Remember, you wouldn’t hire your spouse’s attorney to represent you in your divorce. The same goes for buying real estate. Why use the seller’s agent to negotiate your best interest? There is an inherent conflict of interest. The home buying process is stressful enough without worrying about who you can and/or cannot trust. Your personal buyer’s agent is your trusted advocate.
Your Realtor® can help you find and buy your ideal home, quickly, and make the entire process go smoothly for you. During a showing, your Realtor® will give you the inside scoop on that property, so you know the full story. Your real estate agent will also point out desirable features, and potential “issues”, that you may otherwise miss.
When it comes time to make an offer, your Realtor® will present and negotiate it on your behalf. If you don’t have your own real estate agent, you would have to deal directly with the seller’s agent, who is legally obliged to work in the seller’s best interests – not yours.
What to Look for in a Florida Realtor®
When buying a home, you want a Realtor® who…
- Takes the time to understand your needs and goals, so you have a true partner in your home buying journey.
- Explains everything clearly and answers your questions, so you’re never in the dark.
- Has expertise and a track record of success in the local market.
- Knows how to find great properties in your price range.
- Will alert you to new listings, quickly, so you get the jump on those opportunities.
- Will advise you on the best price to offer for the home you want.
- Will prepare and present the offer, and skillfully negotiate such things as price, conditions, closing dates, etc. so you get the best purchase price and terms possible.
- Will save you potentially thousands of dollars by ensuring you don’t overpay for the property you want.
- Will recommend reputable home inspectors, pest control companies and other professionals you may need.
Not every real estate agent offers all of these services. Our clients say that We do. They also tell us how much they appreciate our professionalism, expertise and accessibility. See a few of our buyer testimonials below.
“Kari Battaglia became know to us through her website. Her strong credentials , her well appointed website and speaking directly with her convinced my husband and me that she would be the perfect Real Estate Broker for us. Kari was presented with the task of working with us from “out of state”, and with very specific guidelines of what we were looking for. Our knowledge of Venice from previously living there; helped us pick the areas we wanted to look in, but to find just that “perfect house” could be a challenge. Kari gave it her all! Long hours of searching, daily updates, her honesty and integrity throughout the whole process and her most valuable knowledge in all phases of real estate was so impressive and paid off in the end. As a Broker working for us; she went the “extra mile” with helping us in many areas that she wasn’t responsible for, in order to make our dream come true. If you are looking for that”special” Real Estate Broker, with a caring manner, integrity and a true professional; I urge you to call Kari Battaglia. She is the type of person I would be proud to also call a friend. She really is that great! We would use Kari again without question and we will recommend her to anyone we know who needs an expert in Buying or Selling a home. You would be doing yourself a favor by giving Kari your business.” Judi & Dan Cargill
“Being new to Florida, we had no idea where to start……Kari was fantastic in helping us find our home, she made sure to show us the homes that had the features we were most interested in, while keeping it in our budget! From start to finish she was always a text or call away; promptly responding to any question we had. Great experience throughout! Definitely recommend!” Ashley & David Dauchensen
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