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Central Ohio Open House Advice
Real Living's Advice to Buyers on Open Houses includes this question:
Q: I've heard that visiting an open house without my buyer's agent means s/he can't represent me in my home purchase. Is that true?
Understand that Real Living is a company with brokerages from the east coast to the west coast and one size does not fit all. Laws vary state to state and customs vary market to market.
Maybe rather than "Perhaps" it should be "Depends." Real Living goes on to say (I corrected the spelling) of Realtor:
"Real estate rules of representation may prohibit you from being represented by your buyer's agent, under certain circumstances, such as, if you visit an open house without your agent or without immediately disclosing that a Realtor is representing you. Since your agent knows your particular set of circumstances, and is working to represent your interests, it's best to arrange your home viewings with your agent. Doing so should not only save you time, but it will also ensure your interests are protected."
Depends on our agency relationship and what you are looking for...
I tell clients you are relatively safe visiting Open Houses on your own. There ... more
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