I have sold several homes and bought many homes in my life. Why do I need an agent now?
We hear this a lot.
But talking with a fellow agent I was told a horror story.
Buyer bought a FSBO.
After closing, issues started to pop up.
Neighbors said that the seller was having those issues for years.
Seller never gave buyers any disclosures.
Buyer tried to contact Seller using forwarding info from closing.
That address did not exist! The sellers were no where in sight.
Buyers now dealing with many issues and looks to be a $40,000+ fix that could have been caught using an agent.
As a buyers agent, I would have gotten disclosures and would have suggested a home inspection. I may have even seen some of the issues when we viewed the home.
The county requires a septic inspection and that was not done either. Could be another $12,000 to $15,000 bill.
Also, the agent told me that they paid about 15% over market price because that is what zillow said it was worth.
So, you still don't think you need an agent...
Side note, these people were good friends of the agent I talked with.