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Benefits Of Using a Buyer’s Agent

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We know that this last year or so have been very difficult for Bali and us all.  And we all hope now we can start to see and end to the covid issue and people return to Bali.

For us at Seven Stones its been a remarkable year with an exceptional growth, and this is came to be for many reasons that we are more than willing to share.  How ever this time we are   writing to you in regards to a few other aspects and potential business.  One thing we learned through covid was cooperation and we hope to develop more of with you.

As you may know we also provide legal service, market entry, branding and marketing as well as Real Estate.  Over the year we have been in touch with many clients and set up hundreds of PT PMA’s. Done many due diligences and general advice around property and tourism investments.  We have through this build a good and trust worthy relationship with our clients.  And we know that a lot of these are looking at investing in real estate and tourism.  So forward our position in the real estate market has somewhat changed and we believe we forward will position our selves as a “buyer’s” agent.  We believe this is the way to go and the relationship to protect each  client and vendors clear interest with out any conflict of interest. We will continue to also take on our own listings into our extensive network but will work closely with most other agencies in Bali with this approach.

So what does a buyers agent mean and whats the benefits of this.:

Benefits of using a buyer’s agent when buying real estate

“A buyer’s agent will guide you through the property-buying transaction and be at your disposal for any questions or concerns.  Here are some of the things a buyer’s agent can do:

  • Find the right property. After determining what the clients are looking for and what they can afford, the agent will schedule appointments to tour homes that fit the bill. The agent can also explain the ins and outs of various properties and neighbourhoods, to help buyers decide which property is right for them, by explaining the pros and cons of various options.
  • Negotiate the offer. The buyer’s agent will advise clients on an appropriate price to offer and present it to the seller’s agent, or owner direct. “Then they will negotiate on your behalf and write up the contracts for you. This is where the agent’s experience in negotiating deals can save you money and help you avoid pitfalls like a fixer-upper that’s more trouble than it’s worth.
  • Recommend other professionals. A buyer’s agent should also be able to refer you to reliable mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, movers, and other real estate professionals. This can also help expedite each step of the process and move you to a successful real estate sale all the faster.
  • Help overcome setbacks. If the home inspector’s report or appraisal brings new issues to light, a buyer’s agent can advise you on how to proceed with the transaction, and then act as a buffer between you and the sellers or their broker. If negotiations become heated or hostile, it’s extremely helpful to have an experienced professional keeping calm and offering productive solutions.

Buyer’s agent vs. listing agent: What’s the difference?

Buyer’s agents are legally bound to help buyers, whereas listing agents—the real estate agent representing the home listing—have a fiduciary duty to the home seller.

“That’s why it’s in your best interest as a buyer to get an agent who is there to represent you,

“Think about it this way: If you were getting sued, would you hire the same attorney as the person suing you? Of course not. You need someone who will diligently fight for your interests and rights.”

Let’s say, for instance, you walked up to the listing agent at an open house. You might gush about how you love the home and want to buy it, but add that you will need to move soon—because you’re expecting your second child and need to decorate the nursery, pronto, or because the lease on your rental is up in a couple of months.

A seller’s agent could then use this information against you by informing the sellers that your clock is ticking, so they shouldn’t budge too much on their asking price—if at all.

Yet make this same confession to the buyer’s agent you’re working with, and it’s all fine—this professional would know to keep this info private from sellers (and their agents), so it can’t be used against you.

Some places abroad, recognizing this problem, required a disclosure of dual agency when a broker represents both sides of a real estate transaction.

However, you may still not be comfortable after signing an agreement saying you know someone is a double agent. You might want to hire an agent who is not representing the owner, and who is looking out for your best interests.

We also offer what we call “transaction” management.  Meaning we can manage lease transactions and sales and purchase of properties with notaries at our office.  The advantage of this is great office facilities.  We have 3 meeting rooms, and a few class rooms set up with a large in-house legal team.  Client will be managed in good environment, professional and on time.  If we say 10am to sign then it is 10am, not waiting for a couple of hours.  We can manage to do this for transactions anywhere in Bali.

Look forward to be at your service searching for your prime property and investment in Bali and beyond.

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