Buyer Agency Explained - Working With Real Estate Agents in NC

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Working With Real Estate Agents | www.MoonDancerRealty.comIt is likely that for most consumers a real estate purchase will be the largest investment they will make during their lives.  Therefore, it only makes sense that it is in their best interest to work with a Buyer's Agent. 


 Working with a Buyer's Agent as opposed to a Seller's Agent or Seller's Subagent is a matter of higher levels of service & loyalty to Buyers.  All agents (Seller's Agents & Subagents included) owe Buyers honesty, fairness and material facts about properties.  In addition to those items though, when a Buyer's Agent is engaged the Buyer gains the promotion of THEIR own best interests, loyalty to them, the following of ALL of their lawful instructions, reasonable skill, care and due diligence in assisting them find the best property to fit their needs and an accounting for all monies handled for them. 


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Once the benefits of working with a Buyer's Agent are explained, engaging your own advocate at the beginning of your house purchasing process is the obvious right choice!  While most agents can act as a Buyer's Agent, consumers working with MoonDancer Realty can take advantage of the fact that our agents have chosen to undergo extensive additional Buyer Agency training.  

The following section clearly illustrates the benefits of working with a Buyer's Agent.



Without A Buyer Agency Agreement:-(

Agents maintain loyalty to the Seller's needs above the buyer's.

Agents tell the Seller ALL that we learn about the buyer to improve the seller's negotiating position.

Agents focus on the Seller's property.


WITH A Buyer Agency Agreement8-)

Agents pay FULL attention to the Buyer's needs.

Agents tell Buyers everything we learn about the sellers.

Agents focus on expanding the range of choices to satisfy Buyer's needs.




Without A Buyer Agency Agreement:-(

Agents get the best offer for the Seller.

Agents limit Buyer's property choices to listed properties only.

Agents offer first choice of new listings to Buyer Clients first, then Buyer Customers.

Agents show only properties listed within the Buyer's affordability range.


WITH A Buyer Agency Agreement8-)

Agents help find the best property for the Buyer and help negotiate for the BEST price possible.

Agents promote the Buyer's search and go beyond just listed properties, including For Sale by Owner and unlisted properties.

Agents give the Buyer-Clients first opportunity to view new listings before Buyer-Customers.

Agents show properties beyond buyer's availability range (within reason) as most prices are negotiable.




Without A Buyer Agency Agreement:-(

Agents give Buyers JUST the material facts.

Agents protect all Sellers and cannot help the Buyer compare the value of competing properties.


WITH A Buyer Agency Agreement8-)

Agents CAN give advice with material facts.

Agents educate the Buyers and analyze competing properties for them.




Without A Buyer Agency Agreement:-(

Agents disclose ONLY material facts to Buyers.

Agents negotiate on behalf of Sellers.

Agents strengthen the Seller's negotiating position.

Agents share ALL information about Buyer to the Seller.

Agents volunteer a Comparative Market Analysis ONLY if it supports the Seller's listing price.

Agents negotiate approved purchase agreement protective clauses to safeguard the Seller.

Agents suggest Buyer financing alternatives that benefit the Seller's interests.


WITH A Buyer Agency Agreement8-)

Agents give advice accompanied by material facts.

Agents negotiate on behalf of Buyers.

Agents strengthen the Buyer's negotiating position.

Agents share all information about the Seller.

Agents provide price counseling for Buyers.

Agents negotiate approved purchase agreement protective clauses to safeguard Buyer.

Agents suggest financing alternatives that may be in the Buyer's best interests. 


In the meantime, contact us at MoonDancer Realty when you are ready to select your own Buyer Agent.  We would be honored to work with you while you are searching for your perfect mountain home in Western North Carolina. 





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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Mona,  Great post,  I hit the suggest button.  People need to know all the benefits to having a buyers agency agreement.  We work for the buyers interest.  Have a good one.

Jul 14, 2011 01:53 AM #1
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Good Morning to you also Will.  It's a cliche, but its a win-win situation for both the buyer and the agent.

Jul 15, 2011 12:07 AM #2
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Mona - you certainly covered this issue well!  I am sending it out to a few agents in my office and I know they will enjoy reading it and hopefully use it to assist them when getting their agreements signed with potential buyers.  Nice job!

Jul 15, 2011 12:52 AM #3
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Thanks Barbara, if you want great Buyers Agents by all means encourage them to get their ABR designation.  The bonus is that if you are a good buyer's agent, you are a better listing agent because of it.

Jul 15, 2011 01:52 AM #4
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Michelly, I appreciate your comment but don't understand the statement "misses the point".  The point was that there IS a great deal of difference between being a customer or a client and yes, I agree with you that the higher degree of service is as a client of an agent.

May 31, 2012 05:47 AM #5
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Very good post Mona.  And certainly explains the ins and outs of why buyers need to choose yes... and sign the agreement and HIRE their own agent.

Jul 23, 2013 02:01 PM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Mona.... I think a sellers' agent does not owe the buyer "fairness" especially when the buyer is purchasing a new home.... fairness would mean guiding with the purchase of extras....some extras will not give them a return and are expensive.... the sellers' agent's job is to "sell" extras so the builder can make money....there is no fairness to the buyer from a listing agent of new construction.

Jul 23, 2013 08:19 PM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mona. I think you have clearly and fairly described buyer agency in your state here. You write well and clearly. Suggested.

Jul 23, 2013 09:00 PM #8
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Thanks Tammy.  So many consumers just don't know yet how important having their own representation is.

Barbara, thank you for making my case!

Sheila, we want the buyer to fully understand what they are about to get into.

Jul 23, 2013 10:07 PM #9
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi Mona-  perfectly and succinctly put!  Every buyer should read your post - not in legalize but just the facts!

Jul 23, 2013 10:50 PM #10
Michael Fenwrick
Agent Owned Realty - Charleston, SC

Good Morning Mona, That is as plain a statement as possible. Every buyer should read this. Thank you for the post.

Have a productive day!!

Jul 23, 2013 10:55 PM #11
Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
Let's Move!

Very well done.  Even I had absolutely no trouble understanding this!  I did save it on my HD to make it readily accessible to me in the future.

Jul 24, 2013 12:41 AM #12
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Great blog - I love your "with" and "without" section!

Jul 24, 2013 02:12 AM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Mona, Agency is hard for buyers and sellers to understand and quite frankly some agents do grasp it either.

Jul 24, 2013 09:11 AM #14
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