If you are interested in buying property in Aspen or Snowmass, it’s important to do your research and take the necessary steps that will help you make the best purchase decisions. Whether you are looking for a seasonal vacation home, a year-round residence or a rental property, there are nuances to this market.

During quarantine, I took the time to record a few short videos from my home. The one I’d like to share now is about buyer agency. Check out the video below and be sure to visit my YouTube channel for more Aspen real estate videos and information.

In the video clip, I talk about a very important step that every buyer considering Aspen or Snowmass will want to consider: hiring a buyer’s agent. In a nutshell, buyer’s agency is a written contractual relationship between you and your real estate agent. It will outline the responsibilities of the agent to the buyer and fidelity of the buyer to the agent for an agreed upon amount of time.

There are several key advantages that come with having a real estate broker working as a buyer’s agent on your behalf.

1. Focused on Your Needs and Goals

First, the biggest advantage of having a buyer’s agent on your side is that they are working for you. A good real estate professional will invest the time to understand your specific buying needs, goals and desires in order to help you find the ideal property on or off the market.

2. Market Insight

I already mentioned how Aspen and Snowmass are unique real estate markets because of the seasonal qualities and the high-end appeal of our beautiful mountain communities. You want to hire a buyer’s agent who will be able to guide you through smart buying decisions backed by data in this one-of-a-kind area by using their experience and insight.

3. Access to Better Resources

A buyer’s agent will have access to more local real estate resources than you would by conducting the home search yourself. They know what to look for and where to look in order to get you the best possible results. The Aspen home of your dreams may not be available on the market just now, but a seasoned agent will be dialed in on what’s happening in the market and be able to help you make the right moves at the right times.

4. Negotiations

There is a real art to writing purchase offers and negotiating with the seller and their agent. An experienced buyer’s agent will know exactly what to do and how to do it throughout the negotiating process. This means getting a better price and purchase terms that are favorable to you.

5. Smoother Process

Perhaps one of the subtlest advantages of working with a buyer’s agent is that they will help keep the search process and the transaction itself running smoothly. You have a busy schedule and you may be buying from out of town. Your buyer’s representative will be in the trenches for you, making sure everything is moving along as it should.

6. The Seller Pays the Commission

Remember that the seller agrees to pay a sales commission when they list the home for sale, inclusive of the commission paid to the broker that represents the buyer. Hiring a knowledgeable buyer’s agent gives you all the advantages without any extra out-of-pocket expenses!

As an Aspen real estate broker with 13 years of experience, I’ve represented many buyers. I am here to help you if you have any questions about our local market or if you are ready to start your property search. Call me today at (970) 366-0891 or send me an email at brittanie@brittanierockhill.com

Brittanie Rockhill
Aspen Real Estate
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