Taking the step to choose and decide on a house is not a simple task. Rarely you will be completely sure if the most eye-catching option will be also the best one. The uncertainty due to lack of experience or knowledge of the real estate market when buying or renting a home is a feeling that you have experienced, if you have gone through this process. Indeed you may not have decided to buy or move into a new house for fear of facing this adventure. However, although you have never heard about it there is a magnificent figure. He will solve your life and help you jump in the deep the personal Real Estate shopper.
The concept of personal shopper not only applies to the world of fashion, but it is possible to transfer it to the Real Estate sector.
These professionals have a longer presence in Anglo-Saxon countries where their services to buyers is more common. Here, in Spain,their participation in the search and purchase of houses has been gaining more and more weight for some years now. If you want to know which companies provide this service we recommend you inform yourself at the Spanish Association of Personal Real Estate Shopper (AEPSI). This association is in charge of grouping the different companies of the Spanish market that are associated with this entity. Enric Jimenez, the president and founder of the company Somrie, was one of the first to encourage the presence of these experts in the processes of buying real estate assets.
What exactly does a personal Real Estate shopper do?
Simple: looking for the property of your interest, negotiating the price and sealing the best option. As an expert in the real estate market, they offer personal and exclusive assistance to individuals and investors, speeding up the procedure so you can save time. Also, guaranteeing that the final choice is protected by technical and objetive notions. Thanks to them, buying hastily out of fear that someone may go ahead, or doing it just because a house looks more beautiful are things of the past.
Personal shopper vs agent
There is a really interesting point that we need to talk about so that you understand what we mean by personal Real Estate shopper. He is not just a real estate agent. The latter has the role of mediating between buyer and seller. However, the personal shopper is a professional who works solely to meet the needs of the buyer. His main mission is to protect his client and find the house that really fits his needs and desires. In this way clearing all the doubts that we mentioned before.
Likewise, caring about the client’s wishes, the possibilities to choose house are much greater, since unlike the agent, the personal Real Estate shopper not only has the offer that a specific agency has in its portfolio.
Why does the personal Real Estate shopper figure appear?
As we already commented, it is strange not having lots of doubts before accepting to buy a house. And even when we choose to rent. Price, benefits, hidden defects location are some of the issues that come to mind before accepting a property. Not to mention the great amount of paperwork that you must face. The personal Real Estate shopper is able to facilitate your purchase and offer solutions. It is estimated, that you can save between 5% and 20% of the initial price.
Is hiring a personal shopper very expensive?
Obviously, we can consider it a figure more connected to the luxury real estate market. Although many people considered it dispensable, it shouldn’t be this way. We cannot consider the hiring of a personal Real Estate shopper as an expense. Why? Because the final result of the operation can mean a considerable savings. That’s why paying his fees does not constitute too much.
Prices may vary depending on each client’s demands. In order to offer more options of customization you will not be able to know the price of his services until you meet the professional beforehand. Only after interviewing you and knowing your conditions and needs, they will be able to set a budget.
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