Home Buyer Agent: Why Home Buyers should have their own agent

Home Buyer Agent: Why Home Buyers should have their own agent

Written on 07/18/2019
Bo Kauffmann

Home buyers should have their own real estate buyer agent when buying a house or condo. Here are 7 reasons why buyers should have their own agent.

As a real estate buyer agent, I receive many requests to “Send Me Some Listings”. Many of my competitors are putting out ads that say “Call me for the latest listings”, and it seems that the average house and condo buyer believes that this is all an agent does. In my humble opinion, FINDING the listings is just a small part: I believe that PREPARING an EDUCATING the buyer to compete in today’s market is far more important. This is also a reason why several buyers have recently come to me after working with other REALTORS® and seemingly getting nowhere.

Here is my list of “7 Reasons Why a home buyers should be working with their own Real Estate Buyer Agent”

1)  Save Time

As your Buyer Agent, I can show ANY co-operative MLS® listing to my buyer.  Whether it’s Re/Max®, Century 21®, Royal LePage® or any of the other brokerages.  So long as the listing is NOT an exclusive listing, buyer agents may show it. (In Winnipeg, ‘exclusive listings’ are as rare as tax reductions)

2)  Save Money

Often, I may be able to save my buyer money when it comes time to make the offer.  I may have valuable information regarding the listing of their choice, which can help the buyer make an informed decision.  As my clients, you’ll know it as soon as I know it.

3)  Convenience

Every call a Listing Agent and wait for hours for a call-back?  And then make the appointment according to the agent’s schedule?  By working with their own Buyer Agent,  buyers enjoy direct access, quick callback and convenient showing scheduling.  My buyer clients will text or call me, give me a list of 4-6 homes they want to see, and I will look after the rest.


4)  I Represent My Buyer

Did you realize that the Listing Agent works for the Home-Seller.  Doesn’t it make sense to have your own Real Estate Buyer Agent working for you? As my client, you’ll always receive the best possible service.

5)  Get Results

There are ways to win these “Bidding Wars”, and yes, even ways to avoid them in the first place.  Let me show you how.

6)  Get the “Straight Goods”

You may not always like the answers, but you’re gonna get ‘em.  I don’t sugar-coat, but in the end, you’re the boss.  It’s a great way to avoid some of the 7 worst mistakes made by first time buyers.


7)  My service is included in the sale price of the house

That’s right.  No gimmicks.  In cases of co-operating listings, the Home-Seller has already set aside the amount for a Real Estate Buyer Agent, and a buyers agents fees are included in the sale price of the house.

If you are looking to buy a house in Winnipeg, or perhaps buy a condo in Winnipeg, please dont hesitate to

contact me by e-mail or call me on my cell at 204-333-2202.

I want to be YOUR Buyer Agent.

Thinking of buying a home in Winnipeg?  Check this 6-step process for advice.

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