The listing agent is responsible for protecting the seller’s interests and making sure the property sells. So who protects the buyer’s interests?
Meet Bill Leogrande, Gary’s cousin and the Buyer’s Agent for the Leogrande Team. “If you’re planning on buying a home, I will protect your best interests during what will be the biggest transaction of your life,” Bill said. “Nowadays, some people think they can find their dream house simply by checking out some of the real estate websites. I’m out there every day physically looking at the houses that are new to the Multiple Listing Service, and I take detailed notes on what I find. An online listing is only going to play up the good aspects of a house. When I’m visiting new houses I know what to look for; the good and the bad, including foundation issues and the age of major components.” Bill noted.
Here is what Bill will do for you as your Buyer’s Agent, in his own words:
Local knowledge – “Real estate markets differ from town to town and even from neighborhood to neighborhood. I understand the differences in the Westchester markets, which will help me find your dream home and save you money when you’re ready to make an offer.”
Scheduling skill – “I will save you hours of time by coordinating and scheduling showings. It’s my job to make sure you have the opportunity to visit all the properties that meet your wish list, not to waste your time with homes that don’t meet your needs, make sure you get all the info you need, and plan the best routes.”
Negotiating power – “A huge benefit is that I will be negotiating on your behalf. Because I will also conduct a thorough market analysis, I will be able to show you if a house is overpriced and ways we can present the seller with a fair offer, that has a greater chance of being accepted.”
Expert guidance – “I will guide you through the ins and outs of the entire process. If, for example, the appraisal brings new issues to light, I will advise you on how to proceed, and then act as a buffer between you and the sellers or their agent.”
Professional contacts – “I can recommend a trusted team of industry professionals, including inspectors, attorneys, and tradespeople. I will also help you determine the best type of mortgage for your situation and help you find the lenders with the best rates, saving you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan.”
Day-to-day management – “There are many ways a real estate deal can fall apart. I will provide you with regular updates and finalize all the loose ends so that the closing goes through without a hitch.”
If you are considering buying a home during this active spring season, Bill Leogrande is ready to represent you as your professional Buyer’s Agent. Give Bill a call at the Leogrande Team (914) 761-7878.