On a Personal Note
I cannot believe it’s Thanksgiving again and even in these uncertain times I have a lot to be thankful for. I have two healthy sons who are making their own way in the world one in the UK and one in Kentucky I am fortunate enough to have a grandson on the way in January adding to my family. I have a wonderful partner who supports me and great friends to gather round the table this year. Most of all I am thankful for you and your continued support and referrals. No matter what’s going on in the wide
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
“How much does it cost to hire a real estate agent to help us buy?”
If you’re a home buyer, the services of most real estate agents are free to you. Why is that? It’s because the seller’s real estate brokerage pays the fees of the buyer’s agent. In other words, the seller pays for the services of their own real estate broker, and then that broker compensates the buyer’s agent who brings a successful offer.
This is known as a cooperating broker agreement and it’s what makes the residential real estate market go around. The alternative is that sellers would have to rely on one agent alone to work with hundreds of buyers to get an offer. Instead, their agent will market to the buyer’s agents (as well as looking for new buyers) to bring qualified offers.
That makes buyers the real winners here! You don’t have to pay your real estate agent, and they’ll still work as hard for you as if you were paying them a king’s ransom. They need you to be qualified, knowledgeable, and prepared to make an offer when you find the right home!
If you or any of your friends are first time home buyers, please connect with me, so that we can get the ball rolling!
Brian Gregory | 619-535-1645 Brian63@me.com