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    Buyers, Should You Go Directly to the Listing Agent? ~ Fridays with Fred

     

    Should Orange County Home Buyers Submit Offers Directly To The Listing Agent?

    If you know anyone who has bought a home in the Orange County area recently, one common story that you will hear from them is how they had to submit multiple offers, sometimes upwards of 30 offers, until one of their offers was accepted, and they were able to buy a home.

    Sadly, many homebuyers get frustrated with the process of submitting multiple offers through their Real Estate Agent and decide to submit an offer directly to the seller’s Listing Agent themselves.

    Is Going Direct To The Listing Agent A Good Idea?

    Should a homebuyer submit an offer directly to the sellers listing agent? The answer to this question is yes and no.

    Yes, it’s sometimes a good idea to submit an offer directly to the sellers Listing Agent, if that Agent is ethical, but before any buyer decides to go with this strategy they must consider this: is the sellers Listing Agent representing the best interests of the seller or the buyer?

    The answer to this question is that they are representing the best interest of the seller since they will be paid a commission from the sale of the home. Therefore it’s in their best interest, and the best interest of the seller, to get the best deal possible and that doesn’t always mean dealing honestly or ethically with a buyer who doesn’t have a Real Estate Agent to represent their best interests.

    Get Serious About The Real Estate Transaction

    It’s easy for some people to forget that the sale of a home is a major transaction, and like facing a lawsuit or court case, it makes sense to have the very best Realtor to represent the best interest of the home buyer from start to finish.

    Every homebuyer in today’s Real Estate Market must make sure that they hire an a Real Estate Agent who is both super aggressive and super experienced or they will be faced with the prospect of having to write many offers until they get the home that they want.

    To learn more about what the experienced team of Orange County Realtors at Fred Sed & Associates can offer you, contact us today at (949) 272-0125.

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