Posted By Shawn Pillion @ Feb 19th 2015 11:05pm In: Buyer Info

What is a buyer’s agent?

In real estate transactions around Charleston:

Home sellers are always represented by an agent- commonly referred to as the listing agent.

Home builders are always represented by an agent- commonly referred to as the “on site” agent. (The bubbly girls that work in the model home)

But home buyers aren’t always so fortunate.

 

Where do you start when looking for a home in Charleston?

Most people call the name on the sign in the front yard or wander into the model home- BIG MISTAKE! The listing agent & model home girl DO NOT have your best interest at heart- only the seller’s.

This means you will most likely overpay for the home and have to play by the seller’s terms. As an exclusive buyer’s agent, (I don’t own a single lawn sign or lockbox and have NEVER represented a seller) I have access to valuable information that the seller doesn’t want you to see. Like: 

 

  • Neighborhood comps

  • How long the property has been listed

  • How many times they have dropped the price

  • What the seller owes on the house

  • What the seller paid for the house

  • How many times he has unsuccessfully tried to sell 

 

 I also know the right questions to ask the seller’s agent and how best to negotiate, getting you the best deal possible anywhere in Charleston.

 

Unlike the listing agent or the model home girl- I want you to buy the BEST house with the BEST deal…. I am not limited to one neighborhood or one house. I have the keys to every house in Charleston. I also have the advantage of seeing about 200 houses per month- no one in Charleston knows the market better than me. I usually already know where the best deals are.

 

As your personal representative, I:

 

  • Help you locate the best houses

  • Help you negotiate the best deal

  • Help you get a mortgage

  • Help you get a great home inspection

  • Help you find a closing attorney

  • Sit right next to you at closing

 

I have helped many, many Charleston home buyers buy a home, sometimes in as fast as 14 days! My buyer’s agent services have become so popular in Charleston that I actually have 7 full time buyer’s agents working under me to help manage the demand!

The best part? My services are absolutely free to you! I split the commission with the listing agent…..

Interested in buying a Charleston home? Call me, email me, text me, Facebook me, or send me a message through my website- let’s sit down and discuss your Charleston dream home!

Shawn Pillion - Charleston Buyer's Agent

843/ 647.9711 or Shawn@ChuckTownHomes.com



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