MJ PETERSON REAL ESTATE – Ask The Experts – Why Hire A Real Estate Broker? – PART 2 – Buying

MJ PETERSON REAL ESTATE – Ask The Experts – Why Hire A Real Estate Broker? – PART 2 – Buying


HI, I’M MICHAEL OLEAR, AND I’M A LICENSED
ASSOCIATE REAL ESTATE BROKER WITH THE OLEAR REALTY GROUP AT MJ PETERSON. WE’RE FILMING THIS AT OUR TONAWANDA LOCATION,
AND WE ACTUALLY SERVICE CLIENTS THROUGHOUT ERIE AND NIAGARA COUNTY IN A VARIETY OF OFFICE
SETTINGS. TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK A BIT ABOUT THE
IMPORTANCE HIRING A REAL ESTATE BROKER WHEN YOU’RE PURCHASING A HOME. ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT BUYER AGENTS THAT PEOPLE ASK ME IS “HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?” THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, IT’S ACTUALLY
FREE! THE SELLER PAYS THE REALTOR WHO HAS THE SIGN
IN THE LAWN, WHO IN TURN PAYS THE BUYER AGENT. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO HIRE A BUYER AGENT? YOU HIRE A BUYER AGENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE A
WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. THEY CAN SUGGEST AREAS TO YOU THAT PERHAPS
WOULDN’T THINK OF. A BUYERS AGENT IS ALSO GOING TO HELP YOU GET
PREQUALIFIED FOR A MORTGAGE AND ALSO HELP YOU SHOP FOR THE BEST COMBINATION OF INTEREST
RATE AND CLOSING COSTS. A COUPLE OF THINGS A BUYER AGENT WILL DO FOR
YOU WILL BE TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY NEW PROPERTIES THAT MATCH YOUR SELECTION CRITERIA AS SOON
AS THEY COME ON THE MARKET. IT’S VERY, VERY TRUE THAT PROPERTIES THAT
ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION OR HAVE VERY UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES THAT ARE DESIRABLE, SELL VERY QUICKLY. SO, IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR TIED IN
WITH SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO GET YOU THAT INFORMATION RIGHT AWAY. A BUYERS AGENT WILL ALSO GIVE YOU ACCESS TO
EVERY PROPERTY. EVERY SINGLE REAL ESTATE COMPANY THAT HAS
PROPERTIES FOR SALE WILL BE IN THE DATABASE THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO. YOUR REALTOR WILL ALSO HELP YOU TO SCHEDULE
SHOWINGS AT TIMES THAT ARE CONVENIENT FOR YOU, AND ALSO YOUR GOING TO GET ADVICE ON
CONDITION THAT YOU JUST WOULD NOT GET FROM THE LISTING AGENT. BUYERS AGENT IS GOING TO HELP YOU LEARN HOW
TO IDENTIFY A GOOD ROOF FROM A BAD ROOF, WHATS A NEW FURNACE LOOK LIKE, AN OLD FURNACE. WHAT DO FOUNDATION PROBLEMS LOOK LIKE? YOU CAN COUNT ON YOUR BUYERS AGENT EXPLAIN
TO YOU THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CURRENT MARKET PLACE,
AND IN THE FINANCING INDUSTRY. ESPECIALLY IF YOUR A FIRST TIME HOME BUYER. THERE ARE A LOT OF INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE GEARED
UP TO HELP YOU GET MONEY TO MAKE THIS BIG FIRST TRANSACTION OF YOURS MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE,
SO IT’S VERY IMPORTNAT THAT YOU GET THIS INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND AS EARLY ON IN THE
PROCESS AS POSSIBLE. AFTER YOU’VE ALREADY BOUGHT A HOUSE YOU CAN’T
REALLY SWITCH THE FINANCING OVER, SO IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT IT IN THE BEGINNING. THE OTHER THING THAT THE REALTOR WILL DO FOR
YOU, YOUR BUYERS AGENT, WILL HELP YOU IN TERMS OF THE FORMS AND CONTRACTS, SO THAT YOU NOT
ONLY GET THE BEST PRICE, BUT YOU ALSO WIN THE OTHER LITTLE NEGOTIATIONS, THAT REALLY
CAN ADD UP, LIKE THE WINDOW TREATMENTS. YOU DON’T WANT TO START OUT WITH NEWSPAPERS
ON YOUR WINDOWS. EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE GOLD DRAPES, IT’S IMPORTANT
THAT YOU INCLUDE WINDOW TREATMENTS. ALSO MAYBE APPLIANCES. THERE’S ALSO WHERE YOUR CLOSING DATE IS CAN
HAVE A BEARING ON HOW MUCH YOUR CLOSING COSTS ARE GOING TO BE. SO, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO WORK WITH A BUYERS
AGENT IN THIS PROCESS TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING. REMEMBER, EVERYONE AT MJ PETERSON WILL DO
WHATEVER THEY CAN TO HELP WITH BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE. I’M MIKE OLEAR, I’M A LICENSED ASSOCIATE REAL
ESTATE BROKER, AND I’D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR DOING BUSINESS WITH MJ PETERSON.

2 thoughts on “MJ PETERSON REAL ESTATE – Ask The Experts – Why Hire A Real Estate Broker? – PART 2 – Buying

  1. My wife and I have lived in the Buffalo area for 32 years and we have gotten to know Michael Olear personally and professionally. His leadership in the real-estate field in the services and realty-related education is extraordinary. Michael a consummate and knowledgeable professional as well as a warm and empathetic person – he’s truly present in a conversation with you. These traits are the powerful and game-changing ingredients that make buying or selling a home a rewarding experience.

  2. Professional, warm and knowledgeable…that's the exact impression I received from Michael Olear. For something as important as buying or selling a home, we need someone we can trust to point us in the direction that is most beneficial and helpful in creating a holistic experience for everyone. It's what we will be seeking when we are prepared to sell our home.

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