A little bit about selecting and working with a Realtor...

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There are Two Types of Realtors: Listing Agents and Buyers Agents

The listing agent contracts with the seller to market and help them sell their house. Their duty is to help the seller sell their home for the most money. They have a fiduciary responsibility towards the seller, and will not reveal anything that could hinder the sellers negotiating position. A listing agent will tend to be more "salesman like." They are going to push to try and get you to buy their specific listing.

A Buyers Agent's role is to help a potential buyer find the most suitable home possible at the best possible price. They have freedom, and will make a commission from the sale of any home listed on the MLS. It doesn't matter which home the buyer chooses. A buying agent serves as a transaction facilitator. They share their expert market knowledge to aid the home buyer. You are will likely save money and make a better decision by using an exclusive buyers agent.

As a buyers agent, my loyalty is to you. I want help you get the best home and the best deal possible. As a Realtor, I know how much the seller paid for their home, how long it's been on the market, and other factor's that can help us determine how motivated the seller is, and what they might be willing to accept.

According to Peter Miller of the Realty Times: Consumers increasingly understand that if a seller has a broker, then a buyer without representation has a substantial disadvantage.

Here are some reasons you should consider me as your buyers agent:

I know the market -- As a full time Realtor, my life is devoted to real estate. I visit every home listed, and pay attention to new homes listed daily. I am constantly on the look out for homes that match your criteria. I know what market value should be for a property, and can give you valuable information to help you know what a seller may be willing to accept, what properties are great deals, and future market expectations.

I know more than just the Market -- In addition to being able to sell you MLS listings, I actively contact and make deals with homes being sold by owner. This gives you a greater pool to select from.

Flexible -- I am a full time buyers agent and am there when you need me. I am easy to reach by phone, and when I'm in the office I reply to most e-mails instantly. I mostly work from home, and can usually be of assistance any time of day.

Innovative -- We know how to work with technology. This is especially helpful when working with out of state clients relocating. I can e-mail you documents, give you video footage of properties, and get you all sorts of information in a matter of seconds.

Absolutely No Cost to You -- Many buyers agents will charge a "transaction fee" when your new home closes. Not me. You pay nothing for my services as a buyers agent.

No Obligation -- If you don't like the services I provide, or the way I conduct my business you are free to cancel with me at any time with no objections or hassel. Unlike some agents who are more concerned about making a commission, I'm more concerned about doing the right thing. I care about putting others first.


Alan Barker
Market Edge Real Estate

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