buyers agents: 3 Reasons to Use an Exclusive Buyers Agent (EBA) when Buying a Home - 07/26/19 01:01 PM
Here are 3 reasons you should hire an Exclusive Buyer's Agent when you buy a home:
1. You Become A Client, Not A Customer
If you buy a home without hiring an Exclusive Buyers Agent to represent your best interests, you will either become a customer of the Seller and their agent, or, in some states you could end up working with a dual agent. According to NAR (the National Association of Realtors), "As a customer, a buyer is not represented by an agent... the agent cannot negotiate on the buyer's behalf nor reveal to the buyer any confidences of the client, the … (0 comments)

buyers agents: What Seller's Agents Can't Do For You as a Home Buyer - 09/18/13 03:47 AM
The nation's smartest homebuyers know that the best way to buy a home is to have their own professional representation.
Think about it: Seller's agents are legally obligated to work toward getting the seller the highest price and best terms of sale. So,
Can the seller's agent prepare a market analysis for you that would prove the seller's asking price is too high? NO. Can the seller's agent suggest that the seller may take an offer well below the list price? NO. Can the seller's agent say you should ask the seller to make repairs, or that the seller should pay for … (0 comments)

buyers agents: Repeat Clients are the Best! - 09/13/13 09:35 AM
I love working for repeat clients! Repeat clients are clients who loved working with me so much, that when they buy again, they call me back!
Here are a few testimonials from some past clients:
"We wanted someone who would work with us and not be constrained or biased by their own listings or those from colleagues in their same office or group. Benjamin was extremely responsive and even did virtual walk-throughs with us via video on the web. With his help, we found the ideal home. Benjamin came up with a brilliant approach that gave us a real advantage in the … (4 comments)

buyers agents: Buyer's Agents are NOT Free - 09/06/13 04:41 AM
Many buyers have heard agents say that it doesn't cost anything to have professional representation as a buyer. This is simply not true. While the cost of NOT being represented in a real estate transaction is certainly greater, nearly every buyer's agent is compensated with money that, in a roundabout way, comes from the buyer.
For a listed home, a seller often contracts with a listing brokerage to pay a commission when the home sells. Usually, the listing brokerage offers to split that commission to compensate a buyers agent who brings a buyer for that home. If a buyer comes without … (3 comments)

buyers agents: Best Cities to Weather a Recession? Salt Lake City Among the Top 10 - 11/26/08 10:14 AM
According to a recent BizJournals story on, Salt Lake City "would appear to be well situated to confront the recessionary challenges ahead."
The report looks at areas of the country that have undergone rapid growth in the past 10-20 years and are continuing to expand. It asserted population growth as a positive factor in a strong local economy in bad times, and Salt Lake appears to be doing well in that department as well.
The outlook for areas that are undergoing expansion is good because as population grows, infrastructure is needed to support the additional people, and the entire local economy benefits from that … (5 comments)

buyers agents: Salt Lake City, Utah Area Homebuyers Benefit when Having Agent on Their Side - 09/17/08 05:28 PM
We had a wonderful experience with our agent, Benjamin Clark.    We had been looking at houses on our own for about six months, and were getting frustrated trying to find decent houses to look at, physically locating the houses without getting lost, and scheduling appointments to see the houses with various listing agents. It felt like we were getting nowhere in our searches, and as first-time home buyers, we did not feel knowledgeable enough about the housing market to make a good decision on our own.   That was when we heard of exclusive buyer agents that work on the buyers' side. My husband was … (0 comments)

buyers agents: Ummel Case Juror Suggests "Buyers Agents Suck" - 04/17/08 06:57 AM
OK. Those weren't her words. Read this article from The Voice of San Diego (author, Kelly Bennett) and comment if you like.Here are a few quotes from the juror:
"After my seven days of realtor training (sitting in a court room), I may consider not using a realtor in my next purchase of property."and"I think selling with a realtor is very different than buying with a realtor. I probably would sell a house with a realtor because of the advertising, showing, and negotiations, etc." And the article's author states in the final line:
"...buyer's agents are not the be-all, end-all in the … (21 comments)

buyers agents: Sellers have a choice when it comes to Dual Agency - 12/20/07 05:11 AM
I don't represent Sellers, so why am I writing about this? Almost all Buyers will someday be Sellers and almost all Sellers buy after they sell. My clients may as well understand that what is true on one side of a transaction usually has its parallel on the other.
Just as Buyers often sign away rights and protections when entering a Buyer-Broker Agreement, Sellers are almost always asked to sign away their right to full representation when signing a Listing Agreement. Once again, Sellers, just like Buyers have a choice.
The law often requires the disclosure of this choice, but it is usually not presented … (1 comments)

buyers agents: Why you should always have an agent representing you in a real estate transaction - 1 example - 12/19/07 05:05 PM
Suppose you find a home of interest and the Listing Agent tells you they will reduce the price of the home by 3% if you choose not to use the Buyer's Agent you have spoken to, but have not yet signed a written agreement with.
What have you benefitted if you "save" 3%, but still end up over-paying for the home by 5%? Absolutely nothing. You have, in reality, lost.
Listing Agents Represent the Seller. When you need to sell your home, hire one. When you need to Buy a home, hire a Buyer's Agent who will work solely on YOUR behalf.
There … (6 comments)

buyers agents: Understanding the Buyer-Broker Agreement - 12/19/07 04:51 PM
When selecting a Buyer's Agent, you will often be asked to sign an "Exclusive Buyer-Brokerage Agreement" (or something of a similar title). This title does not (necessarily) mean that the agent you are hiring will be an "Exclusive Buyer's Agent," working solely on your behalf, on any home you wish to buy. The title (and the document) means that you are exclusively going to use this Broker for your home purchase.
At the signing of this agreement, many Buyers sign away specific beneficial and legal rights, often without even knowing it.
Utah's Exclusive Buyer-Brokerage Agreement includes an option to Allow or Dis-allow your Agent to act as a Limited or … (1 comments)

buyers agents: The Benefits of Being Late to the Housing Boom Party - 12/12/07 07:20 PM
The market in Salt Lake is certainly slowing down, but for all our sakes, that is a good thing. Last year's appreciation rates of 20-25% were great for all homeowners and created a bit of a buying-frenzy that had many buyers involved in multiple-offer transactions and many Builders and Sellers seemed to be raising list prices on a weekly basis. Those days are gone, but those who own homes and those who are considering a home purchase should be welcoming the current slowdown in the market because it is this very slowdown that will protect your investment.
Being late to the housing … (3 comments)

buyers agents: Three Good Reasons to Use an Exclusive Buyers Agent (EBA) - 05/07/07 04:48 PM
1. You Become A Client, Not A Customer
Without the benefits of using Homebuyer Representation as your Exclusive Buyers Agent, you become just a customer to the Seller and their agent. According to the National Association of Realtors, "As a customer, a buyer is not represented by an agent... the agent cannot negotiate on the buyer's behalf nor reveal to the buyer any confidences of the client, the client is the seller."
2. You and only you are being represented
By signing our exclusive buyer agency agreement, you establish a contractual relationship with us. This makes us accountable to you and not … (2 comments)

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