So why didn't the listing agent mention that?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions
First Time Home Buyer

This is a recent question from a client and the answer is...

The listing agent represents the best interests of the seller (not you)...

Think about this for a minute. Virginia is a caveat emptor state (buyer beware) and that is just a fact. 
Having proper representation is critical for buyers in any market and especially in our area. 
This is why Charlottesville Solutions offers buyer representation, it just makes good sense.

I see deals all the time where a buyer is not informed of critical information. A listing agent does not have to tell you about an area, surrounding properties or even if you are near our old county dump. Buying real estate can be a difficult situation, don't be left out on a limb.

So if you are relocating and looking for Charlottesville Homes, get proper buyer representation, you and your family deserve it.

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Tammie White, Broker
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So many buyers make this mistake. Proper representation can go a long way to prevent problems down the road.

Nov 13, 2011 09:24 AM #1
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Brian Rugg
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Hello Charles:

Plain and simple isn't it?  And still so many buyers want to go it alone.  I'm not sure what they are afraid of, but missing the chance to be represented is a big mistake.

Nov 13, 2011 09:42 AM #2
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Laura Gray
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Charles

Even in a NON - caveat emptor state the buyer should always look for representation ina real estate transaction. The "Listing" agent has no responsibility t o the buyer and can easily omit requirements that a Buyers agent would never allow.

Nov 13, 2011 09:51 AM #3
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John Juarez
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One of life’s great mysteries is why a home buyer who is going to make a huge financial and, perhaps, life altering decision would ever do so without professional help and guidance.

Nov 13, 2011 10:50 AM #4
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Charles, I know firsthand the dangers of buying a FSBO...wished I had known better then and knew what I know NOW! Yes, buyers should be well represented.

Nov 13, 2011 11:30 AM #5
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Lisa Von Domek
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Good morning Charles,

Always be represented by a professional, life is too short - why take unnecessary chances?

Nov 13, 2011 11:57 PM #6
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Gabe Sanders
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So true Charles, but sometimes so hard to convince those buyers searching for the almighty 'DEAL'.

Nov 14, 2011 12:12 AM #7
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