[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When hiring a property finder, or a bird dog as they are called in the US, one expects him or her to find your dream house and support you all the way till the key transfer. This is a kind of tailor made service often associated with hefty commissions. In fact, compared to a XXxth Century estate agent, a bird dog costs almost nothing. Explanation.

  • During the search operations a property finder cannot charge the buyer anything. That’s legal. And if his client find a property by himself and choose not to hire him/her further for support in the purchase process, a warm handshake will suffice.

Sub Total : 0 €

  • For negotiating onthe buyer’s behalf, a bird dog will share his interests in getting the lowest price, unlike regular estate agents whose fees are based on the selling price. The more the buyer pays, the happier they are…

Sub Total : 0 €

  • A property finder will not charge anything for the viewings he does in vain but this will spare his client time and money. Client will visit only selected properties fitting fis requirements. It’s a less than 0 commission.

Sub Total : less than 0 €

  • If the property is sold by the vendor directly in parallel to estate agents, the bird dog will find out and contact the owner. No undue commission to be paid for some pictures and an address. Big savings for the buyer and much less than 0 € commission.

Sub Total : less than 0 €

  • There is no charge for the provisional sale agreement a property finder is legally permitted to prepare and receive. No need for the buyer to seek (and pay) further advice on the contract tricky stipulations. The property finder is acting on his behalf. Less than 0 € again.

Sub Total : less than 0 €

  • If the bird dog knows his job, the buyer won’t pay for the bottle of champagne on final contract signature.

Sub Total : 0 €

  • At the end of the day, the property finder deserves a fair retribution. But he/she will not charge a commission of 6, 5 or 4 % of the selling price. He will be under 3 % and if his client has selected the option, his/her commission will be calculated as a percentage of the price reduction he has obtained. Provided this professional knows how to best haggle over prices, the extra price reduction he will obtain will roughly equal the amount of his commission. Sub total 0 €

Total cost of hiring a Bird Dog : 0 €

Good Lad !

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