Why home buyers should never call a listing agent

So, you’re driving through a neighborhood and you see a “for sale” sign. The house looks nice from the outside, and you’re in the market for a home . . . so you call the number on the sign, right? Actually, if you call the phone number on the “for sale” sign, you are making a big mistake.

Never call the phone number on a “for sale” sign!

When you call that number, guess who answers the phone? The listing agent answers. Now you are talking to the real estate agent who represents the seller. His job is to sell the house as soon as possible, for the highest price possible.

Dealing directly with a listing agent could cost you thousands!

If you deal with the listing agent, you may reveal information that ultimately costs you thousands of dollars. What happens if you fall in love with that house and the listing agent knows you will purchase the house at any price? The listing agent is contractually required to get as much money as possible for the seller. Remember, everything you say can and will be used against you in negotiations.

Call Victoria Cottle, and ask her to represent you.

Instead of calling the listing agent, call Victoria Cottle, and ask her to represent you. She will work for you, not the sellers. Her job is to make sure that you get the best home for your needs, at the best price. The best part is that using Victoria Cottle as your buyer’s agent usually doesn’t cost you anything.