buyers brokerage: Has buyer’s brokerage run its course? My answer may surprise you. - 08/22/11 01:07 AM
When I first sold real estate in 1984, buyer’s brokerage was rarely practiced and even more rarely compensated. The theory was at that time that if the buyer wanted an agent to represent them, then the buyer should be the one that pays for it.
The actual implementation of the concept usually only occurred in commercial real estate transactions. For whatever reason, business buyers seemed to grasp the notion that the entity deriving the benefit from the service should be the one that pays for it.
After some significant litigation in the early 1990’s in which residential buyers claimed they had … (63 comments)

buyers brokerage: Why does every real estate agent want me to sign a contract before we look at houses? Buyer's Brokerage in Georgia - 05/11/08 01:43 AM
 "We just want to look at houses, but every agent we call wants us to sign a contract before we ever go out and look. We feel that the agent that finds the house we want should be the one that gets paid."
This is a common response I get when a potential buyer is presented with a brokerage agreement. They feel that I am trying to force them into a commitment before that have seen the first property. They think I'm painting them into a corner, forcing them against their will. But Consider this:
The widespread use of the buyer's … (21 comments)

 
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