What is the Connecticut Real Estate Home Buyers Agreements?

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What is the Connecticut Real Estate Home Buyers Agreements?

Buying a home in Connecticut, what you should know about Real Estate Home Buyers/Agency Agreements.

Just as there are different types of real estate agreements with sellers, there are different types of agreements with buyers. For Connecticut Real Estate Agents the licensing regulations require licensees to execute a written agreement with a buyer before negotiating a purchase for that buyer.

A buyer agent must have a written contract before:

  •  Asking the buyer to disclose confidential information;
  •  Expressing an opinion or giving advice about particular real estate;
  •  Physically showing the buyer property listed with another firm;
  •  Discussing an offer with the buyer
  •  Engaging in any verbal or written negotiations on the buyer's behalf concerning the price or any terms or conditions of a purchase.

It is legal for a real estate agent in Connecticut to show the firm’s own listings to an unrepresented buyer once the buyer has been provided with and agency disclosure form.

There are three different Buyer Agency Agreements that can be entered upon in Connecticut.

Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer ~ that is an exclusive agreement with one broker with broker entitled to compensation regardless of who locates the property.

Exclusive Agency Right to Represent Buyer ~ exclusive agreement with one broker and broker entitled to compensation if broker locates property.

Open Right to Represent Buyer ~ this is nonexclusive agreement, multiple brokers, only one broker that locates the property is compensated.


The Connecticut statutory and regulatory requirements for a buyer representation agreement are the same as the requirements for a listing agreement. These requirements are:

  •  A written agreement
  •  Date of the agreement
  •  The broker's name and address
  •  Buyer’s name
  •  Signatures of both the broker and the buyer or buyers
  •  All of the terms and conditions of the representation
  •  Compensation arrangements
  •  Broker lien notice
  •  Notices required by law (fair housing and negotiability of compensation)


To continue reading about Buyer and Real Estate Agent Relationships click here.




This article has been written by David Popoff.


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Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

David, thank you for posting about the legalities of representing a buyer and what documents need to be executed before representing a buyer and/or engaging in any real estate transactions or communications.

Feb 12, 2014 08:45 AM #1
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Thanks Ralph, 

this is a frequently asked question so it's much easier to point clients to the article

Feb 12, 2014 10:36 AM #2
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Most important to the buyer is to find an experienced, knowledgeable full time Realtor.

Feb 12, 2014 07:26 PM #3
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Not working with a buyer agent is like asking the prosecutor in a court trial to represent you.

Feb 21, 2014 05:55 AM #4
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