The number one reason for a buyer to use a realtor, is that in nearly every situation, the seller pays the realtor a commission -- meaning that a buyer doesn't pay anything. In some situations, buyers have a small broker's fee to pay at closing, but usually, using an agent costs a buyer virtually no money.
After talking to many young first-time homebuyers, this was the number one reason why they didn't want to use an agent.
But, if that in itself is not enough of a reason, think about all the different aspects of buying a home. Looking at houses, and helping you to find the right one is only a small part of our job. We also hold your hand through what can be an extremely difficult process. We help you to get mortgage pre-approval, help you to write up an offer of purchase, negotiate on your behalf, and help get your contract ratified.
We work with you through a home inspection, help you find a settlement attorney, help discuss home insurance options, and a great agent helps with all of your other needs like getting your utilities set up, finding you a good moving company, and so much more.
But most importantly, an agent is an expert in real estate who is working for you, and representing your best interests at all times.
Finding a trustworthy agent is difficult, and the Pates name has come to mean honesty, reliability, and loyalty in the real estate business over the last three generations of Pates family realtors and brokers. Susan and Anne Morgan Pates have the combined features of experience, years of superior service, youthful enthusiasm, and an up to date understanding of the internet and how it can serve our clients.
Anne Morgan Pates
Anne Morgan Pates has worked in Real Estate and in Sales & Marketing since 2012. She currently runs her own Marketing business, FXBG Real Estate &.Small Business Marketing.