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Apparently, I'm not the only agent who gets their panties in a twist with buyers who are unrepresented and don't know THEY OUGHT TO BE!!
Having a licensed professional assist in the home buying process does not cost the buyer anything. So why wouldn't a buyer WANT to have their own agent??
The listing agent works for the Sellers. They like it when an unrepresented buyer comes a'calling, or a'looking . . .
And Diana Philips is an agent working on the other side of the nation (from me). So it's NOT just something I'm dreaming up . . . agents across the country should ADVOCATE for their CLIENT. A listing agent is the seller's agent . . . and they can't advocate for both teams, now can they?!?
In some industries it’s often made clear by the hat a person is wearing what job they hold. In real estate it’s much less obvious. We don’t wear a hard hat, police hat or jesters hat. The agreements we make in writing with our clients define the job we hold.
As a buyer or seller of real estate you have the responsibility to protect your own interests. It is important to understand your relationship with real estate agents and what their obligations are to you and other people.
In some situations, for example an open house, the real estate agent has a written agreement with the seller. In a nut shell that means to represent the sellers best interest while actively marketing the property for sale. As a potential buyer it is not in your best interest to visit the open house and share information with the agent holding the open house regarding the details of your ability to purchase, such as, you are qualified for $325,000 but only plan to offer $300,000, and that your significant other said get us that house at any cost. The sellers agent is under no obligation to keep that information to his/herself.
The State of Maryland requires, “at the time of the first scheduled face to face contact with you (the potential buyer/tenant/seller/landlord), the real estate licensee (agent or REALTOR®) who is assisting you is required by law to provide you this notice.” The notice is called “Understanding Whom Real Estate Agents Represent.” “This notice is NOT a contract or agreement and creates NO obligation on your part.” It explains what agents can and can not do and is a good first step in understanding business relationships in a real estate transaction.
Buyers, protect your best interest, hire a buyers agent.
Make sure know who the real estate agent represents.
EBAPortland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION ~~ 100% of the Time
EBAPortland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Metro Portland real estate market since 1999. If you’re a Buyer in the Metro Portland area (including: Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Downtown Portland,) and contemplating a purchase, talk with a Buyer’s Agent . . . better yet, talk to an ExclusiveBuyers Agent. Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work for listing brokerages or Sellers. An EBA’s fiduciary dutyis: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.
Author Bio: Carla Muss-Jacobs is the Principal Broker/Owner of EBA Portland, LLC an Exclusive Buyer Agency representing Buyers in the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.
The Sellers have their own agent ~~ Why don't you have yours?
Carla Muss-Jacobs practices the TRUE FORM of Buyer Agency ~~ Exclusive Buyer Agent. Her office/brokerage never takes listings and never respresents the Seller. Exclusive Buyer Agency is the BEST form of legal real estate representation a Buyer can have. There is 100% Buyer Representation - !00% of the Time. There are NO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST and there is no possibility of ever having YOUR Buyer Agency comprised. When buying a house -- it's important to know who is working for you!!
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.