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All home buyers are very aware that signing contracts is part of buying a home, either with a builder or home owner. It is inevitable that the agent working with a buyer will know the level of their excitement. The buyer will literally say it, or their actions will show.
As an agent working with a buyer in a "fiduciary" relationship, the buyer's trust is at stake. Protection of that buyer should come first. No matter how nice a builder's sales representative, or a seller's agent representing a home owner may seem, our job as buyer representatives is to educate the buyer BEFORE they give their earnest money deposit, and enter into an Offer to Purchase agreement.
With that said, taking advantage of any buyer, especially an inexperienced first time buyer is inappropriate. Writing unnecessary additional jargon on Offer to Purchase agreements just to demonstrate you are a professional, only complicates matters. Incorrect calculations of closing costs, down payments, and balances due at closing that's reflected on the contract, is totally unacceptable. And to have a buyer sign an agreement without true clarity of what they are signing is just plain bold!
As a buyer's agent, one should care about what their clients are signing. It is imperative you know buyers are clear, and understand every aspect of the contract BEFORE they sign, for yours and the buyer(s) protection.
So if I do something as inconceivable as, oh let's say, actually read the contract with the buyer at your builder's sales office, please, No Hard Feelings, I Work For the Buyer! I don't know about you, but I like sleeping comfortably at night. With my license on the line at every transaction, I am compelled to know what the contract reads, and the loop holes therein. And my buyer should be aware of these important aspects of any contract, just the same. Isn't that part of a standard agreement produced by the state Bar Association and the Realtor board? Why would a builder's contract be any different?
(To the agent on the opposite side of the transaction)Its not personal, its business! After contract and addendums are signed, and buyer(s) are happy, we can then go back to smiles, laughs, and water from your refrigerator.
I might even pull out a picture of my family and tell jokes...Its all good!
Raine Spivey is a residential real estate licensed professional in the state of North Carolina and South Carolina, and loves representing buyers! If you are ready to purchase, and serious about buying real property, contact Raine to get started. (866) 997-2463 or RaineSpivey@Gmail.com
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.