Portland Oregon Home Buying Guide
by Jolynne & Malcolm Ash

Do You Need a Buyer's Agent?
by Jolynne Ash

Info about Jolynne Ash, Realtor

First: What is a Buyer's Agent?

Buyer's Agent:
The real estate agent who works exclusively with the buyer of the property, fully representing the buyer's interests, not the seller's.

Listing Agent:
The real estate agent who lists the property for sale on behalf of the seller, and who represents only the seller's interest.

Today in Oregon, the Listing Agent represents the Seller, and a Buyer's Agent (such as myself) represents only the Buyer. You see, buyers have a choice! The sellers still pay the commission, which is paid to the brokerage firm of the individual agents. Agents can elect to represent either the Seller or Buyer, or both if the situation arises wherein the listing is one that is listed by the Buyer's Agent's office. That's called "limited representation". Buyers have the choice of working with an Accredited Buyer's Agent (me!), or one that may be working for the Seller. There is no extra cost to the Buyer in most situations, so why not hire a specialist who will be looking after only your interests?

Benefit to the Buyer When
Jolynne Ash is Your Buyer's Agent:

  1. Total commitment to the Buyer not the Seller
  2. Twenty-six years of experience in the Portland Real Estate Market
  3. Exposure to the entire market not just in-company listings
  4. An Agent specially certified and educated in negotiations, mortgage/finance, foreclosures and short sales, Earth Advantage Certified Green Building Specialist
  5. Research on seller motivation and financial position
  6. Current on properties priced below market and 'best deals' in foreclosures
  7. Extremely knowledgeable about mortgage loans and programs
  8. Can negotiate seller-paid closing costs and other items benefiting Buyer
  9. Current information on schools and local happenings

Benefit to me as your Agent:

  1. Buyer loyalty, in exchange for Agent loyalty
  2. More qualified Buyer, ready to purchase
  3. More educated (to the marketplace) Buyer
  4. Peace of mind, less conflict of interest
  5. Ability to offer more services
  6. Satisfied Buyers every time!

References - Yes I have them, check out Zillow and our Facebook Page. Also see my page About Jolynne Ash

Jolynne & Malcolm Ash, Realtors

Jolynne Ash, ABR, CRS
DreamStreet Team

Accredited Buyer's Agent

Email Jolynne@DreamStreetRE.com