First time buyers are sometimes surprised when I tell them that it's not my job to sell them a home. As their buyer's representative, the only selling I do is when I am charged with selling my clients' offer to the current owners. As buyer representative, it's my responsibility to help my clients find the best property that comes closest to meeting their wants and needs. The next task is to do accurately determine the market value of the property, followed by doing all possible to negotiate on their behalf to obtain the best price and terms possible.
The buyer's broker agreement mandates the level of my service and the commitment to place my clients and their interests ahead of all others, including myself. We are fortunate to live in a state where there is really no half way in buyer (or seller) representation. Before performing any acts as a buyer's representative, a licensee (that's what the state of Minnesota calls us) must enter into a written buyer's broker agreement. The agreement mandates the licensee's fiduciary performance, along with the buyer's acceptance of the terms of engagement.
So, if you don't want me to sell you a home, call now. We can talk about how we're going to find that perfect place and get it at a very fair price.