Buyer’s agents should save you (and help make you) money (and they certainly will save you time and headaches).
They know the exact buying process, have relationships with selling agents and dedicate their lives to understanding a property market.
Good buyer’s agents never overpay for a property. They often purchase property for clients off-market and save untold amounts of money and headaches.
All you need to do is tell them what you are after, sit back, let them do all the work and you simply approve the purchase.
Compare that to trying to buy property yourself.
Real estate agents are going to extract every single dollar out of your emotional pocket… usually after buyer’s agents have already seen the property and decided it’s not a good purchase for their clients.
If you’re buying property for yourself, prepare to wrestle with countless property inspections, then have to organise reports, deal with conveyancers and hope you haven’t been ripped off (or missed a key step or piece of information about the property).
Some people spend months (or longer) dealing with these processes only to be disappointed time after time (and end up spending way more than they could have).
So if you want to spend months trying to figure it out for yourself, only to purchase a property that we passed on for our clients and end up overpaying on the property for good measure… sure… you can save the buyer’s agent fee… and we wish you the best of luck.