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So ... What IS a Buyer Agency Agreement? - 02/08/11 07:53 PM
In a previous post, I wrote a bit about why a Buyer Agency Agreement is important and how a Buyer / Broker relationship might occur. I also indicated that, as a rule, I require a Buyer Agency Agreement to work with Buyers.
So what, exactly, does a Buyer Agency Agreement obligate a Buyer to do? Likewise, what does it obligate the Broker to do? Here are the essentials of a typical Buyer Agency Agreement: Appoints a specific Broker (agent, salesperson!) to work with you, but also creates an agency association with the Firm with whom the Broker works. It helps (2 comments)
Protect Your Privacy -- Again!! - 02/04/11 12:42 PM
Information available on the Internet grows exponentially. I mean, truly .... the number of sites and the amount of information where personal information can be found is staggering and a bit overwhelming, frankly. Now, I'm a public person -- you can find information about my business in any number of places. Those of us in any sort of a public sales role can easily be located. And I don't mind sharing a bit of personal information as well. After all, my phone number, Web site address, office/work affiliation are plastered all over the place. Where I take exception, however, is when one (6 comments)
The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It” - 02/03/11 07:45 PM
I've had various light bulb moments throughout my life. In real estate especially - or maybe in all businesses where one has a personal stake - I've listened to dozens and dozens of motivational presentations to be told that "You are only as good as your own goals." And "You're as good as you think you are," etc., etc. I recently attended a presentation by Jim Schneider, Chief of the Kent Fire Department and Regional Fire Authority, who shared his philosophy of handling change. In his presentation, Jim pondered the phrase "The best way to predict the future is to create it," (14 comments)
I'm a FROG! - 02/02/11 07:01 PM
One of the very best benefits of being a member of my local Chamber of Commerce is the opportunity to attend various functions and listen to presentations by community members who make an impact on our lives in the Auburn area. This morning, I was privileged to attend a networking breakfast and shake hands with other owners of local small businesses. Because Auburn is located in a central location, it's an opportunity to meet business owners from some of the other surrounding communities as well. It was certainly a well-attended event; the boardroom was packed! Jim Schneider, chief of the Kent (2 comments)
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.