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Why work with a Preferred Agent?

In one of the most important transactions of your life, it pays to have an expert by your side

Bluebid Homes is a private housing market where sellers can privately explore selling - without the disruption of a traditional listing agreement and the pressure of published days on market. In short, Bluebid Homes gives sellers complete control. Buyers, meanwhile, benefit from the incremental inventory found on Bluebid Homes and no longer must settle for what’s available on the market. They can efficiently investigate off-market opportunities and strike a deal that gets them into their dream home.

When it’s time to move forward with a buyer or seller and strike the deal, it pays to have an expert by your side guiding you through one of the most important decisions of your life. Bluebid Homes is partnering with Preferred Agents throughout Massachusetts, all of which have been vetted based on market expertise, transaction volume, client feedback, and industry reputation. We have already built an impressive roster, and we’re just getting started.

Even if you have sourced a deal independently via Bluebid Homes, a great agent can provide invaluable expertise and assistance:

Negotiation strategy: Even if a buyer is seemingly ready to sign, negotiations can still be challenging. An agent can use their negotiation skills to ensure you get the best possible deal, including price, terms, and any contingencies. Buying or selling a home can be an emotionally charged experience, and having a top agent provides an objective perspective and invaluable buffer between parties. Agents help maintain a professional, respectful tone throughout negotiations, minimizing misunderstandings and avoiding conflicts. Finally, agents help you make decisions based on hard data, market expertise, and financial considerations rather than emotions.

Transaction coordination: Real estate agents have access to a network of professionals, including attorneys, mortgage lenders, inspectors, and contractors. This network can be invaluable during the closing process. Buying and selling a home involves coordinating various tasks, from inspections to appraisals to closing arrangements. An agent can help manage these tasks, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish.

Documentation and paperwork: Real estate transactions involve a significant amount of paperwork. An agent, along with the attorney they refer you to, ensures that all documents are properly completed, signed, and submitted in a timely manner to avoid delays or legal issues. Agents help you circumvent legal roadblocks, and they see to it that requirements don’t overwhelm or distract you from the other important aspects of a sale process.

Mitigating risk: Working with a qualified agent helps minimize the inherent risks of buying or selling a home. The importance of protecting your interests can’t be overstated in a private sale process, where a buyer can’t possibly benefit from the public scrutiny of a traditional market listing. Private sales require thorough due diligence, and a trusted agent works diligently to answer any and all questions regarding the true condition of a property. When it comes to understanding how the results of inspections and findings of due diligence should impact a transaction (e.g. to what extent should a roof defect warrant a price reduction?), you’ll be happy to have a competent agent on your side.

Market insights: Even if you have a willing buyer or seller, an agent can still provide valuable insights into current market conditions, helping you determine whether the contemplated transaction aligns with the current market conditions. If the current seller or buyer falls through for any reason, an agent can help you quickly find alternatives, minimizing delays.

A few FAQs:

When Bluebid Homes makes an agent referral, what information is shared?

When you agree to a referral, we share your name, email address and phone number with a Preferred Agent.

What if I want to stop working with my Preferred Agent from Bluebid Homes?

Bluebid Homes affords buyers and sellers complete control of the process – this includes deciding when to move on from a Preferred Agent. If you no longer wish to work with your agent, simply contact Bluebid Homes by email:

How much does it cost to work with a Bluebid Homes agent?

The expectation is that compensation is in line with industry standards.


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