New member here and learning as much as I can as fast as I can. I have been looking at a lot of different properties over the last few months looking to make my first investment purchase. I have found one that could be interesting and am curious if I should use a realtor despite having found the property myself? I understand that a realtor also helps the negotiation process, etc, but I think I can do this on my own. The seller has an agent, and I could use the fact that they would save money by not paying a buying agent commission to lower the price. The 4 plex has also been for sale for a little bit as well.
All the Best!
Yes you can but as your new to investing I wouldn’t and the listing agent won’t represent you fairly as they would their primary client “the seller” I believe even some experienced buyers still use agents as for myself I’ll continue to use one for all my purchases
It all depends on your experience and comfort level. Have you ever written a Purchase Agreement before? Do you know exactly what to put into one? Details matter, such as; writing in what appliances are included, pro rated rents, security deposits, inspections and due diligence period, earnest money, etc, etc, etc. Unless you’re very comfortable, I would use your own agent.