Buying property

Reasons why you should have your own representation

Securing property is a stressful experience, even for knowledgeable buyers who may already own. Whether you are a first home buyer, downsizing or looking for an income property, hiring a professional buyer’s agent will help you significantly. Here are some reasons why you should take this route:

Experience Matters

Buyer's agents know plenty about the current market conditions, whether a property is worth its price and when it makes sense to firm up a deal or walk away. They can help guide you through the buying process from start to finish and make sure you secure a property that leaves you feeling satisfied and clear of any buyer’s remorse.

Expert Negotiations

Negotiating is big part of the buying process and you need someone with experience to help save you money and alleviate stress. Buyer’s agents know how to handle every aspect of negotiation, from communicating with listing agents, to knowing when to push forward or ease up. You don’t want to go into a negotiation and come out feeling that you missed an opportunity or overpaid for a property you are not confident about. A buyer's agent will provide you with recent sales for comparables to help you understand what similar homes are worth and will also suggest the best bidding and negotiation strategy so you can get the right home at the right price.

Logical Outlook

As a buyer, it’s easy to become emotionally attached to a property, even if it’s simply an investment. A buyer’s agent will take a step back and look at the property from a more objective viewpoint. They can assess whether it’s the right property for your needs and help you keep perspective. If you are looking for your forever home, a buyer’s agent will do their best to ensure you’re walking away with a property you love.

Ease the Stress

Why spend your time frequenting open houses, going over MLS listings  in detail or reading into the media’s conflicting predictions when you don't need to?  A buyer’s agent will save you time by bringing your attention to the properties and neighbourhoods that suit your wants and needs. Let them take on the research needed to make sure you’re buying at the right time and in the right place. They’ll also be able to answer your questions about the current market so you get a sense of what is going on in our local area. 

Save money on your purchase

Buying property is already expensive in today’s market, so you shouldn’t have to pay more than a property’s value. Buyer’s agents are able to identify which properties are worth their price tag and which ones are listed on the high end. They can also determine if a property will likely cost you more in renovation and repairs after purchasing.

Buyer’s agents work for you, not the Sellers

Buyer agents work hard to help you secure the right home at the right price. The seller is almost always represented by a listing agent, who is equally looking to get them the best price and terms. By finding your own agent, you ensure that your interests are represented and that a professional in the field will negotiate the best deal on your behalf. Further, a buyer’s agent will handle all the paperwork on your behalf, and connect you with professionals such as inspectors and contractors, saving you time and money at the same time.

Insider knowledge

Wouldn’t it be nice to know about a home that’s going up for sale before it’s listed? Many buyer's agents have pocket listings or knowledge of properties not yet on the market. In many markets, transactions happen before the property ever hits the market so you may have the opportunity to secure a home before other buyers see it. 

Free service

Sellers pay commission to their listing agent as well as the agent who brings them a successful buyer. Why not take some of the stress away and have someone work on your behalf? From finding you ideal listing matches to booking showings and handling negotiations and paperwork, it's well worth shopping for a Realtor®.

Kim Purcell

I have been working as a Realtor in Kingston for over 6 years now and work under the Sutton Group Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage. I especially like working with first-time buyers, first-time sellers and clients interested in buying or selling condominiums in the area. I was born and raised in Kingston and know the city and local real estate market very well. If you are considering a move , please reach out to me by phone or email and I will answer any real estate questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

Kim Purcell - Kingston Real Estate Agent

1650 Bath Road
Kingston, ON K7M 4X6