Hiring A Buyers Agent

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An Exclusive Buyers Agent can assist you with planning, locating and evaluating property, negotiating price and terms, financing, inspections and more.

Insist on undivided loyalty and the protection of your interests.

You should know that by law, all realtors - even the one showing the cottage or property, listening to your dreams and your financial details work in the best interest of the seller.

That is, unless smart buyers sign a Buyer Representation Agreement with a Realtor who will work exclusively on their behalf during the purchase. Without it, under the law of the agency, Realtors must pass on any information that may influence the cottage or waterfront home buying negotiations to the sellers of the home that their customers are bidding on; even how much they would pay for the home or their motivation.

Benefits of a Buyers Agent

  • Give you unbiased home showings; since we do not represent the seller, we have no incentive to promote only certain properties and give you our unbiased, expert opinion on each one.

  • Exclusive representation; complete loyalty without conflict of interest.

  • Full disclosure; complete disclosure of everything we as agents know.

  • Wider Geographic Area; most listing agents focus on a limited geographic area. We specialize in only waterfront real estate in a large geographic area for you.

  • Expert Price Guidance; we spend considerable time analyzing sales data to determine the true property value.

  • Confidentiality; concerning your money and motivations.

Any real estate agent can arrange property showings, provide mortgage assistance, print up information from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), explain the forms and agreements and track the whole process.

An exclusive buyers agent will point out reasons such as:

  • Not to buy a particular property

  • Negotiate aggressively for the best price and terms

  • Include protective contingency clause in contracts to protect your interests

And most importantly! Keep confidential any information that could hurt your bargaining position.

Here's what leading magazines & newspapers say about the importance of Exclusive Buyer Representation.

"You can't have partial loyalty, an agent either works for you or works for someone else."

"Groups such as Consumer Federation of America and AARP recommend using buyer's agents... the reason is they work."

"Exclusive agencies are the best. They remove any conflict of interests, which is the main reason for considering a buyer broker in the first place."

"If your agent isn't a Buyer's Agent - he works for the seller."

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3276 Macdonald Island Road Big Rideau Lake

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