The New York Times Real Estate Section this weekend provides a discussion of the advantages of using a buyer’s agent when purchasing residential real estate.

The following excerpts are from the NYT on why you shoud use a buyers agent for real estate transactions:

In a nutshell: to protect his or her interests in an expensive, often complex purchase”

“The buyer clients who come to me tell me that they’re not interested in someone to show them what’s on the market,” Mr. Rosenblatt said. “Once they find a property they like, my services really kick in at that point.”

Those services include providing a market analysis, evaluating comparable sales, coming up with an offer based on the value of features like outdoor space, and handling the back-and-forth of negotiations and contract terms. The role of a buyer’s agent may also involve navigating speed bumps that can derail deals, like delayed seller responses to a bid.”

Have you purchased a Boston condo lately? If so, did you use a Boston buyer’s broker? Or did you go to the listing broker? In either case, why?

From the New York Times, here.

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