What does a real estate agent do when working with buyers?

A real estate agent who helps clients buy a property is sometimes called a buyer’s agent or selling agent.

Buyers will often turn to real estate agents when they’re in the market to buy a property, such as a home or a new office space. Because real estate agents typically know the ins and outs of the real-estate market, they can use their expertise to match the buyer with a property best suited for their needs and wants.

Here are some of the key roles and responsibilities of a real estate agent when working with buyers:

• Coordinate and oversee open houses
• Arrange meetings with prospective buyers
• Interview buyers to understand what they’re looking for in a new property
• Schedule property showings
• Coordinate appraisals and inspections
• Negotiate property repair requests and offers on behalf of the buyer
• Draft and review documents and contracts
• Guide buyer through the closing process