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Can I Save Money On A Home By Calling The Agent On The Sign?

If you are looking for a home in Springfield MO you want to find a house that fits your needs and at the best price possible. One question that comes up a lot is "can I save money by calling the agent on the sign?". The short answer is no. Why? Because the the agent on the sign is the listing agent and they are paid to represent the seller and get the highest price possible for them, not a good deal for you. Even though they will show you the home and may be perfectly nice folks, they still represent the seller.

Search MLS Springfield MOHow do you resolve this? Pick a REALTOR® that you are comfortable working with and then stick with them. You need to sign what is called a "buyer's agency" with them. This benefits you greatly because now they work for and represent you, not the seller. The best part is a buyers agent can show you ANY home listed in your price range and the fee is still paid by the seller at closing. This is a FREE service for buyers! We work as buyers agents every week and would be happy to answer any questions you have about the process.

TeamKnowles with Keller Williams also has a "Home Buying Packet" that is available FREE. Just let us know and we'll send you a copy.  Its full of information that will help you get started with the home buying process.

About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty in Springfield, MO She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  John is also a FAA part 107 certified drone pilot to get those amazing shots and videos of our properties! 


Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!


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Comment balloon 1 commentBetty Knowles • April 24 2011 05:35PM


Nice post. I think a lot of buyers are confused on where they can save money and where they can't. Good luck.

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