Who’s Who When Buying/Selling a Home?

When deciding to buy or sell a home, there can be many questions about who’s who and what role they play.

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If you are planning to buy a home, you know the process is Not something you will do alone. However, you may not realize exactly how many people are actually involved in a home sale until you get started. The number of individuals can be a bit overwhelming.

Here is a simple guide that explains the roles played by a couple of these professionals— the buyer’s and listing agent, so you know who is in your corner!





The Buyers Agent:

  • Acts as an adviser during the entire home buying process.
  • Educated buyers on current market conditions.
  • Researches recent home sales in the are to determine whether a specific home is properly priced.
  • Handles the ins and outs of the negotiation process.
  • Counsels buyers on how to handle repairs needed on the property.
  • Is present at closing to ensure that all the buyer’s interests are protected.

The Listing Agent:

  • Helps homeowners sell their home at the highest price possible
  • Negotiates with the Buyer’s Agent to come to a price agreed upon by both the buyers and the sellers.

The Loan Officer/ Mortgage Lender

  • A financial professional who will determine approximately how much money you’ll be able to borrow for a mortgage loan.
  • The business person or organization that brings together mortgage lenders and borrowers.

Home Inspector

  • The individual who provides a trained, professional opinion of the physical condition of a home.

Home Appraiser

  • The individual who provides a trained, professional opinion of the Market Value of a home.

Title Company

  • A company that examines the public records to determine that rights to a property can legally be transferred from one owner to another.

Different business professionals are responsible for different aspects of a home sale. Be prepared to provide detailed personal information to your lender and ask detailed questions of your lender and agent.


Good Luck on your Home Buying Journey!!





One thought on “Who’s Who When Buying/Selling a Home?”

  1. Linda

    Great information!

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