Buyer’s Agent Defined

A buyer’s agent role is to represent you as a property buyer. This is different from the role that most real estate agents serve, which is to represent the seller of a property.

If you are considering purchasing real estate in Maine’s midcoast region, finding a reputable buyer’s agent will greatly simplify your property search and protect your interests. If you choose me as your buyer’s agent, I will serve as your advocate and advisor in the home buying process. The process begins with a phone or in-person interview so we can get to know each other. If appropriate, we then complete a simple agreement that outlines my duties as your representative in buying a home and designates me as your agent.

How am I paid? Real estate agents are paid a pre-set percentage of the sale price by the property seller. Often these payments go entirely toward paying the seller’s agent. However, if more than one agent is involved, then the percentage is usually split between them. Since the funds have already been set aside by the seller, it makes sense for buyers to allocate  a portion of these funds to serve their own interests, rather than simply serving the interests of sellers.

As more buyers discover that they have the right to hire an agent to represent their interests, the number of real estate agents who specialize as buyer’s agents has increased.

In summary, a buyer’s agent provides one of the few professional services that specifically protects your interests as a property buyer. Finding a reputable buyer’s agent is the first thing that most experienced buyers do when they decide to make a property purchase.

 

EmilyChaseJacobsen
EmilyChaseJacobsen
July 21, 2021.
Kim is an excellent agent and I recommend her very highly. She helped our family find a house that we truly love in a difficult buyers market. Kim is very knowledgable and helpful and she truly cares about finding her clients the right fit in a home.
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zuser20160721053517632
July 6, 2021.
We worked with Kim for about a year to find the right property. She was the absolute best realtor I ever worked with. She was responsive and timely to all our questions and requests. She knows the Maine coast and is an excellent "ambassador" for the area. She helped us out in so many ways I cannot count all the times she came through. She even measured the beds that were left by the sellers so I knew what size sheets to bring when we moved our household goods up. She was honest about any issues with a house or property, and it felt like she was more interested in helping us find the right property than making a quick sale. You will not find a better realtor to work with! In a word she is "great".
jan brenner sweden
jan brenner sweden
June 19, 2021.
Great experience working with Kim. She is smart, knowledgeable, organized and fun to work with. She helped us find the perfect waterfront property in Maine that we were looking for. Jam Brenner.
alyj1018
alyj1018
May 24, 2021.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very professional, thorough and creative. Her video walk through of my house had it sold in less than 24 hours. I cannot say enough good things about how smoothly she handled this entire transaction.
Gary Minder
Gary Minder
May 24, 2021.
Do not hesitate to utilize Kim for your real estate needs. You have hit the jackpot! She goes above and beyond helping with every part of finding and securing your new property. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional in real estate and the market. Her ability to provide advice and information regarding the purchase of our home was invaluable. She was able to come up with her network of resources which allowed us to find a lender who met our needs. Kim spent hours of time traveling to Islesboro and meeting with my husband and inspectors. She was in contact with me daily answering all my questions and concerns. First class service and I made a wonderful friend! Kim will definitely be the first person I call or highly recommend when it comes to selling or purchasing future properties.
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user8175253
May 13, 2021.
Kim guided us every step of the way in the preparation and sale of our home. Her knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail made the process so much easier for us. Right from the beginning, before we even officially hired her, she was generous with her advice and guidance. She is a great listener and followed through on every issue without us needing to call. Thank you again Kim for all that you did for our family and for making the sale as painless as possible.
drdebk
drdebk
December 20, 2020.
I can't imagine a better Realtor than Kim Newby! Not only is she a consummate and highly ethical professional, with an impressive breadth of knowledge, but she's also a wonderful and supportive person who thoughtfully guides you through each step of the process. In my case, as a buyer's agent, Kim was patient and persistent throughout the search for just the right property. She responded promptly to every query along the way, and it felt like she was as engaged as I was in watching for new listings. When I finally found what I was looking for, she helped me feel confident that I was making an appropriate offer. But Kim's active involvement didn't end when we had a purchase agreement. She continued to provide helpful information and guidance, including a checklist of key dates and the steps to take leading up to the closing. As a buyer trying to find property at long distance, I felt that Kim really went the extra mile to be my eyes and ears on the ground and to make the entire experience an exceptional one.
wick2241
wick2241
December 19, 2020.
Working with Kim has been a pleasure. We are buying a lot in a planned development with a complex history and covenants. Kim has been diligent in making sure we have the information we need and concerned that we don't miss anything. This is the 4th home, or future home, that we have purchased and it has been the most professional experience. Kim has been very positive about the potential of this site, but she hasn't oversold it or glossed anything over which we appreciate. We would work with her again in a heartbeat.
mlmichlen5
mlmichlen5
August 31, 2020.
Your patience and understanding the sale of our home were exemplary. Your knowledge of the market and pricing of our home were 100% on target. Since this was our very part time residence you took care of everything and made sure it always looked perfect. From the moment we met you we knew we had the right sales agent to handle the sale of our home. We walked away with money than we thought we would get. Thank you for a job well done John and Michele Lenane J
dbmadson
dbmadson
August 18, 2020.
Kim has been everything you could ask a real estate agent to be. She listened very carefully to understand what we were looking for, and helped us throughout the home-buying process. She gave us the confidence we needed to feel that we were making the right decision. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kim.

Here is what I can do for you.

  • Take the time to discuss your specific property requirements as well as your property wishlist.
  • Provide information on current market conditions and the quality of the local neighborhoods.
  • Research homes in the area by searching the primary Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database by your specific preferences. I look not only at price but also at the exact features you want in your new home.
  • Most importantly, by carefully reviewing the property disclosures, advise you when a property has restrictions, flaws or defects. These may include items such as easement disputes, soil or water contamination issues, unsafe radon air or water levels, contested property lines, restrictions on construction, and unwanted shared wells or driveways.
  • Act as your agent in drafting and submitting offers, preparing forms, and negotiating counteroffers.
  • Provide oversight and follow-up on home inspections.
  • Counsel you on how to handle repairs that may be needed on the property and provide names of local contractors who may be able to help.
  • Be present at the real estate closing to ensure that your interests are addressed and protected.

 

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