Ormond By the Sea Florida Consumer FAQ post #6
Won’t I get a better deal if I work directly with the listing broker?
Probably not. By contract and by Florida law the listing agent represents the seller as his agent. The listing agent is obligated to get the best price and terms for the seller, not for you. That means that if the listing agent knows of something about the seller that would be beneficial for you, the buyer, to know, the listing agent is not allowed to reveal that information. Conversely, if the listing agent knows that you will pay more for the property he is obligated to and will tell the seller. So anything that you say to the listing agent may be shared with the seller and used to help the seller in the negotiations.
Many buyers believe that the listing agent will give up part of their commission to get a sale if you deal directly with them, but that is generally not true.
Florida law allows Realtors® to act as a Transaction Broker in a real estate transaction and that means that the Realtor® does not represent either the buyer or seller as an agent but must deal honestly and fairly with all parties in the transaction.
To search the entire Daytona Beach area multiple Listing Service (MLS) anonymously go to the Ocean View Realty Group web site at
http://webapps2.planetrealtor.com/idx/pkg_IDX.pr_IDXSearch?sStateID=FL&sRealtorID=1067885&sUserType=R&sSearchStateID=FL&sSearchSource=X . If you have any questions about buying or renting in Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea Florida contact Realtor® Rhonda Lehnen at Ocean View Realty Group 386-440-8245 or email@example.com . Rhonda can also provide you with a free market analysis if you are considering selling your Ormond By The Sea home or condo.
Contact Realtor® Rhonda today!
Visit the Ocean View Realty Group Web site at http://www.ovrealty.com/Frequently_asked_questions.html to view more Ormond By the Sea Florida frequently asked real estate questions.