REAL ESTATE 101
If I ask a Real
Estate Agent to show me properties, is the Agent working for me?
NO! Normally the Agent is working for the SELLER, NOT
In many situations with two agents handling a
deal, they BOTH represent the Seller! In order that the Agent works for
YOU (the BUYER) you need to make the proper arrangements!
How can I receive
Buyer Agency Services?
All it takes for that agent
to become your buyer's agent is to check off a different box on the disclosure
form. That's it! From that point on, that agent is your agent
for all MLS offerings; i.e. your buyer's agent.*
Country Homes Realty, we also offer "Exclusive Buyer Agent Services."
Your Exclusive Buyer Agent is held to a higher standard for
you, and works ONLY for you. They are contracted to perform real estate duties, scout out homes,
properties and/or businesses that meet your personal criteria, contact agencies
on your behalf, photograph properties in your absence, etc. ... all on your
behalf. This service is certainly beneficial for our long-distance
purchasers who can not drive up every weekend to check out a property; or their
lifestyle is such that they simply don't have the time scout out real estate.
Many executives find this service a necessity, rather than a choice.
Think of this, would you
like a group lesson, or private lesson? An Exclusive Buyer Agent
is your private real estate agent.
We believe that an educated buyer
is a smarter buyer!
When making a home
purchase, you are in many cases making the largest single investment in your life.
Do you want to make that investment knowing that the selling broker, as well as the broker
that is showing the property to you is representing both the SELLER'S INTEREST?
Did you know that when
you simply walk into a real estate office and say "I'd like to see such and such
properties" that you are only a CUSTOMER? That Broker still remains an
agent for the SELLER, NOT YOU.
Agents can represent
either the seller or the buyer (or both under some circumstances). If you are
buying, we prefer to represent you directly, as your Buyer's Agent, or Exclusive
Buyer's Agent. Your
interests become our interest. We are dedicated to negotiating the
best deal on the property
you are interested in, and are acting on your behalf. In short, we
are LOYAL TO YOU!
Simply put - A
seller's agent represents the seller. A buyer's agent represents
All it takes for that
agent to become your buyer's agent is to check off a different box on the disclosure form.
that point on, that agent is your agent for all MLS offerings; i.e. your buyer's
you choose from ACHR (1031
e-mail alert, exclusive buyer agency
or buyer's agency), we will take the time
to explain all of the various options you have, whether you are a Buyer or a Seller.
Homes Realty Inc. is here to make sure that your purchase or sale of Real Estate is a
pleasant and rewarding experience.
For other real estate terms,
please visit our
Glossary of Terms, or visit our HQ site with
* Buyer agency services provided for ACHR listed properties, will require the
approval of the seller of that property. An ACHR agent can be assigned as
designated agent only with the approval of the seller. Please contact us
to explain how this can work for your particular needs.