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Park City Real Estate, Home Buyer Representation
Park City Real Estate,  Home Buyer Representation
During the past 25 or so years, home buyers have been able to choose between Buyer agents or the Sellers agent representing the Seller, to buy a home from. Many buyers didn’t even know that they could use a buyer agent or even if they were available. Most home buyers assumed the agent showing the home represented them. Seller agents were obligated to represent the seller’s interest unless they had a separate written agreement with the buyer to represent them.
The FTC did a study of the Real Estate brokerage industry in 1983 and determined that most home buyers actually thought that the Real Estate agent showing them homes was working in their best interest, the vast majority were wrong. The FTC started putting pressure on the states to have real estate agents disclose in writing to the consumers whose side they were representing. In the early 1990’s most stated adopted agency disclosure laws requiring real estate agents to finally tell consumers the truth about who they were working for. The NAR endorsed buyer agency as an alternative in 1993.
Today agency is broken down into 3 categories. Seller, Buyer and Limited ... more

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