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As a REALTOR® at The Richard Selleck Agency I am able to offer services to my clients that are second to none in the
Greater Shiawassee area.
In tough market conditions such as ours - you need an agent that won't rest until your goals are met.
"Taking Action, Getting Results"
Areas of Expertise
Residential Marketing Specialist. I turn For Sale signs..... into SOLD signs. By hard work, integrity, and taking the initiative to do what needs to be done.
Receive your FREE -NO OBLIGATION- Market Analysis to determine the *fair market value of your home, and to have Jeff contact you to discuss his innovative marketing planned designed especially for your unique situation and your unique home.
Why should you hire Jeff McIntyre to Market your home?
1.)Agency Choice- As your listing agent, I represent your interests only. I will never compromise my duty to you! When I have a "Buyer Agency Agreement" with a buyer that is interested in your property- I terminate that Agency Agreement with that buyer so that my fiduciary responsibility remains with you-the seller!
2.)Personal Service- Your selling experience is not only about making sure your home is properly priced and properly marketed (Which are two things I do very well!). It should be an experience that you are involved in and informed about every step of the way. I make every effort to ensure an open line of communication with my sellers from listing to the closing table. A well informed and educated seller is a happy seller!
Currently my Buyer Representation Fees are FREE to You. Should you decide to purchase a home using our services all of our fees/commissions will be paid by the seller. You are therefore under no obligation to compensate me for my time, information, services, or expertise in helping you to find and buy your home. Call (989)277-3510 to get started today!
The Most Widely Misunderstood Service In Real Estate Today
The Buyer's Agent is probably the most misunderstood real estate service available to today's home buyer. It is essential that every home buyer understands "agency" relationships and how those relationships affect their home buying process. Lack of knowledge in this one area alone could cost you thousands of dollars and will definitely hamper your contractual abilities to a fair and equitable transaction.
The History of Agency Relationships in Real Estate
Prior to 1993 all real estate agents were bound under the common laws of "seller" agency to protect the seller in every transaction. Though the agent helped the buyer look for homes, find a mortgage, and guide them through the contractual process- he/she was at all times bound to the duties of agency as it pertained to the seller.
The old agency law recognized all real estate agents as either agents or subagents to the seller. This was mainly due to the fact that:
This was the traditional way the real estate profession operated, and
The seller was responsible for all the commission dollars so it seemed only appropriate to have total representation.
What Caused the Change in Local Agency Laws?
The number one problem that arose from "seller agency" was the fact that disclosure was not prevalent. In other words the buyer not only knew nothing about the property he/she was buying, other than what the seller's agent wanted them to know, but they also didn't realize that "their" real estate agent was really working towards the seller's interests. As a result, many legal cases and lawsuits were brought about due to the fact that the buyer was misinformed about the relationships in the real estate transaction.
In an effort to alleviate the "the buyer beware" structure of the real estate transaction two major changes came about:
Agency Disclosure and Buyer Agency, and
Agency Disclosure, as required by most states, requires the real estate agent to explain to the customer or client (on the first "substantive contact") who they represent in the transaction - The Buyer or Seller. This is to ensure that the buyer understands right away who is or is not on his/her side of the transaction. That way confidential information doesn't get mishandled and conveyed to the wrong party.
The Seller's Disclosure Of Real Property requires the seller to complete a large questionnaire explaining features of the home and problems with the property, if any, (past and present). This too has helped the buyer understand more about the home they are purchasing and the property's history.
Of course all types of new services, inspections and tests, have become available letting the prospective home purchaser examine everything about a specific property. Some of these include:
* Home Inspection- inspection on the structure itself (incl. systems, building materials, condition of home.)
* Water & Septic Tests where applicable
* Radon Gas
* Pools and Jacuzzi's
* Buried Oil Tanks
* Lead Paint
Should I Hire a Buyer's Agent?
The answer to this question is a resounding YES. It's what type of buyer agent that is the difficult question. There are however some general things to be careful of.
Do not sign an Agency contract until you understand it totally. Be careful how long you are obligated to work with an agent and how they are to be paid. In this day and age it is customary for the agent to accept what the "seller" is offering to buyer agents. This will probably be changing in a few years.
Make sure you can cancel your agreement at anytime without penalty.
Your agent should be willing to show you as many homes as you would like to see.
Some buyer's agents will not show you homes unless that home gives them at least a 3% commission which means you may lose out on finding the right home. Choose a buyer's agent that will show you ALL the homes within your search criteria regardless of the commission.
Why a Written Buyer Agency Agreement?
For your satisfaction and protection. You are about to enter into one of the most important decisions of your life. Your home selection and purchase will not only impact you financially, but it will affect the way you and your family will live, and the lifestyles you will adapt for years to come.
When you hire a real estate professional, you need to understand that realtors are independent business people with business expenses. To accomplish your goals they need to know that their expenses will be eventually covered through the transaction.
Therefore, for your own protection and satisfaction, you want to work only with a real estate professional that is prepared to make a full commitment to you, your goals and your expectations.
Advantages of using Jeff McIntyre:
Full Representation - You deserve an agent who will protect and promote your interests in a real estate transaction.
Buyer Expertise - Very successful in getting an offer accepted in a multiple-offer situation for the home and price that you want.
Current Listings - Receive the most up-to-date MLS Listings as soon as they are entered into the MLS.
Complete Information - Each listing will have as much information as I have on that home.
Personalized - Fully personalized search criteria to help locate your dream home.
NOTE: You should be willing to get a bank pre-approval for a mortgage.
I am committed to providing the best in customer service. I offer professional and friendly assistance to clients for whatever they may need. That is why I am proud of my continued success in satisfying one client after the other. Don't just take my word for it-be sure to read through my client testimonials, and you'll see why I am one of the best in the business!
This is in regard to the sale of my home. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and diligence.
I was completely at a loss as far as dealing with a REALTOR®. I am so glad my sister-in-law, Heather, recommended you to me. She said you were honest and trustworthy and she was right. I met you and was instantly at ease with you.
Considering the present market situations that we were dealing with, it was surprising to me that the house sold in four months. Considering some of the problems we encountered during the transaction; you went above and beyond what was required of you. When you were able to take appointments and run out to the house for information because my schedule would not permit it was such an added bonus.
Other REALTORS® told me it was a bad time to sell, during winter and the holidays. Thanks to all of your campaigning and advertising, the house went a lot quicker than I expected. You have proven to be an honest and reliable REALTOR®. In my opinion one the best. I wish you and your family all of the best. Thank you again so much!
My wife and I met Jeff McIntyre by means of fortunate chance. We had been researching the real estate market in Michigan from our apartment in New York and came across some listings in Owosso on Realtor.com. We had recently had some disappointing experiences with the home buying process and were, at that point, getting fairly down on the whole situation. Choosing at random from the many agencies listed we called The Home Office Realty and I spoke with Jeff McIntyre. He was very polite and courteous, as I had expected from a real estate professional. We arranged to meet.
Soon after our initial contact via telephone, my wife and I met Jeff in Owosso and discovered how much different he was from what we had expected. Jeff showed us several homes and told us a great deal about this community that he loves so much. Jeff was always pleasant and accommodating. He both walked and talked the concept of personal service. In fact, we feel that he went above and beyond for us every step of the home buying process. Jeff was more that we had expected from the real estate industry and we are grateful for his integrity and dedication to quality service.
Jeff showed us several homes and eventually he listed a home that seemed to him was perfect for us. Today, thanks to Jeff, we are living in that same home, happy and satisfied that we made the right decision both in real estate and in Realtors. We feel that Jeff is an asset to his company, his profession and his community and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with someone who so enthusiastically advocates for all three.
Thank you so much Jeff.
Michael & Kathryn Barrel Owosso
Rick and I would like to thank you for your kind, efficient and friendly service in our recent search for a home. Right from the beginning in shopping the ads for homes in Shiawassee County from our Florida home you were fast with getting back to us with full listings on homes we had an interest in and specific information on ones we needed more detailed information on. Once we were back in Michigan you were right here to help, always available to take us to any home we wanted to see, never keeping us waiting for you. You dug for information that was not readily available, and seemed to go over and beyond what was required. You were never critical of our comments, and always offered suggestions.
If ever we need a REALTOR® again, be assured we will call upon you, and will recommend you to anyone asking for a referral.
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