It’s important that you choose an experienced agent who is educated in working for a buyer. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes through MLS, keeping you informed of the entire process, negotiating on your behalf, and answering all of your questions with competence and speed. It is beneficial to use an agent that has taken the Accredited Buyer’s Agent class, passed the test, and received the ABR designation.
First, find an agent who represents you and not the seller. This is beneficial during the negotiation process. If you are working with a buyer’s agent, he or she is required not to tell the seller of your top choice. In addition, he or she is also focused on getting you the lowest asking price.
Georgia Law requires agency disclosure. Be sure your agent has advised you regarding designated buyer’s agency and dual agency.