Buyer's Agents & Brokers
Welcome to Boston! If you are looking for a buyer's agent in Boston you have found the right company. Boston City Properties is one of the largest real estate brokerages in the Boston area and we help thousands of people a year find their home here in Boston. Our Agents are among the most well trained and friendliest in the city -- and are among Boston's #1 Agents. Our website is linked to the largest real estate database in the Boston area. Click "Search Sales" below to 1000's of view up-to-the-minute listings in the Boston area. This system includes not only our listings, but all of the other largest real estate brokerages list their listings on the system as well. If you are interested in purchasing a unit and need buyer's representation, call us at 617-247-1933 to talk to a Boston real estate expert. Our buyer's agent representation service is free of charge (the seller pays any realty fees), and we will help you negotiate the best price possible and help make your transition an easy and happy one.
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The Advantages of Working with a Buyer's Agent
Today's shoppers have become increasingly well-informed, thanks in large part to the Internet. Consumers can find a wealth of information online, from knowledge bases maintained by government "watchdog" agencies to forums where users share their experiences. It has become extremely easy to gather the information needed to make an informed decision, such as deciding whether the better buy is the refrigerator manufactured by Company A or Company B, which options are available on a new automobile or whether customers who bought a particular tennis racket have been happy with their purchase.
When it is time to buy a home, some people believe that they can handle the purchase without the help of a real estate agent. They might feel that if the seller has an agent, there is no need to enlist the services of their own agent. Perhaps they feel that if they choose only "for sale by owner" properties, they will be able to negotiate a better deal. Although it is true that in some situations, it is possible to purchase a home without using a buyer's agent, there are several excellent reasons why this might not be the best course of action.
- Agents collect their fees from the seller, so their services are free to the buyer.
- Buyer's agents can make the search more efficient as they have access to virtually all properties listed in the area.
- Listing agents owe their loyalty to the seller, while buyer's agents work for the buyer.
- Buyer's agents can work with you to help you obtain financing. If buyers have issues that might make them less attractive to mortgage companies, such as high credit card balances or a recent career change, agents can advise on solutions or recommend lenders who are willing to work with people facing similar problems. Agents will keep such information confidential, even from the listing agent.
- Agents can determine what similar homes in the same neighborhood have sold for recently to help advise buyers on whether they are getting a good deal.
- The first people to learn about a new listing are normally real estate agents. This means that by the time a "do-it-yourselfer" reads an ad in the newspaper or online, the property may already have a contract on it, especially in a "hot" market like Boston.
- Agents take the time to learn just what features are most important to the buyer, and they match the "wish list" to available properties. For example, if a buyer states that the architectural style must be Victorian, the agent will not waste the buyer's time by showing homes with contemporary architecture. If buyers state that they need a large, separate dining room, the agent will not place a home with only a small breakfast nook high on the list.
- Buying a home can be an emotional experience; buyers sometimes "fall in love" with a property, making it difficult for them to negotiate with the seller. Agents are not emotionally invested in the property, so they can handle negotiations in a calm, logical manner. They are also more likely to spot an imperfection or issue with a property, due to their training and experience.
- There is an amazing amount of paperwork required in a real estate transaction. Buyer's agents make sure that all paperwork is in order, from offer to closing.
In short, agents can help buyers save time, money and frustration. They work to protect the buyer's best interests, not the seller's or the listing agent's. A buyer's agent can be a valuable teammate when traveling the road to home ownership.
As one of Boston's top agencies, Boston City Properties routinely acts as the agent for buyers. We have the experience and knowledge to help you find the home of your dreams in the most efficient manner possible. We also have access to off-market listings for both sales and rentals, and be sure to inquire with us for an updated list. We have also been the #1 volume office in Massachusetts for volume of apartment rentals, according to 2010 to 2015 MLS statistics.