What other differences can I expect from a buyer’s agent?

When you hire a buyer’s agent, the entire home finding process should change. Rather that trying to sell you on the good points of the properties you are looking at, a buyer’s agent will help you discover all the negatives of the home. A buyer’s agent should also prepare a contract that offers the buyer better terms and conditions and that suspends dates for settlement and moving that favor the buyer. A buyer’s agent will also look more diligently for a home for you and should open up additional home finding possibilities for you, such as for-sale-by-owner properties and properties not yet on the market. A buyer’s agent will protect your interests should any problem arise during home inspections and will negotiate in your best interests any time there is a need to reopen contract negotiations.