A Dublin buyers’ agent possesses the skills, the information, and the abilities necessary to make the search for the perfect property a successful one.
WHAT IS A BUYERS’ AGENT?
A buyers’ agent (also known as a buying agent, or a purchasing agent) is a property expert who usually succeeds in finding the right property where the client has failed. The success of the agent usually lies in the fact that he/she possesses the experience, knowledge, contacts, and time necessary in a property search that the client may not have.
The most obvious task carried out by buyers’ agents is the purchase of a new property, with the added benefit of saving the client time and money thanks to insider knowledge.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DUBLIN BUYERS’ AGENT
ADAPTING KNOWLEDGE TO SPECIFIC CASES
A buyers’ agent may need to adapt his/her existing knowledge and experience in the property market to a specific location, depending on the client. Aspects which the agent may need to increase their knowledge on include the the price trends, the neighbourhood conditions and amenities, and the zoning issues in particular areas.
PROVIDING THE BUYER WITH THE NECESSARY INFORMATION
One of the main responsibilities of the buyers’ agent is answering the questions and concerns of the client, and keeping them informed on all aspects of the buying process throughout. A professional opinion on the requirements of the client during the initial interview phase is an essential part of this responsibility. A Dublin buyers’ agent will let the client know if the location, budget, number of rooms, etc., is problematic or unrealistic, and will advise the client on a more practical course of action.
In other words, the buyers’ agent provides the buyer with a strategy or plan for buying based on the buyer’s needs and the amount of money he/she is willing to pay.
SHOWING THE BUYER DIFFERENT PROPERTIES
Buyers tend to hire buyers’ agents in order to make the process easier and less time consuming – something which buyers’ agents are well aware of. A buyers’ agent will usually only show the client properties which meet the necessary requirements and which are considered strong possibilities for purchase.
FINALISING THE PURCHASE ON THE CLIENT’S BEHALF
The agent will be able to skillfully negotiate the best price for the buyer thanks to his/her experience and knowledge of the property market.
The agent must also then ensure that the property inspections and repairs are completed, and should also oversee the activities of other figures instrumental in the purchasing process (e.g. the lender, the solicitor, the inspector).
A Dublin buyers’ agent should go above and beyond to assist the buyer in what may be the biggest purchase of his/her life. It is important that the buyer trusts the agent acting on their behalf implicitly, and that they are receiving frequent updates on the status of the buying process. If you want to see how a buyers’ agency can help you with this process, why not contact us.