Chances are if you have Googled anything in reference to Franklin TN real estate, our website has popped up in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). You will find every property currently available for sale in Franklin. As a matter of fact, you have access to every single property available in Middle Tennessee and beyond.
Broker Reciprocity gives every brokerage and agent the ability to carry these listings on their websites. Even if the listings are not theirs. This causes a lot of confusion for buyers who are looking for the listing agent. We often receive email requests from buyers wanting to schedule a showing on homes of interest.
We are always happy to help buyers find the right Franklin TN home. If you send us an email requesting to see a house, we will call to ask if you are working with an agent. We aren't in the habit of stealing other agent's clients. The law prohibits us from working with buyers who already have a written buyer's agency agreement. If that relationship hasn't been formalized in writing but agency is implied, we'll still suggest you contact that agent to see the home.
By the same token, we expect that other agents in our area will show the same courtesy to us. In the event that you aren't working with an agent or you tried working with an agent but found they weren't a good fit, then we would be happy to meet you for a buyer's consultation. At that meeting, we will discuss your search parameters and the best way to get you the home you want.
We will ask you to sign a Buyer's Agency Agreement. This agreement is designed to protect YOUR rights. A great deal of time has gone into these attorney-drafted documents to protect you in the buying process. A buyer's agent works on your behalf to repreent your interest. Fortunately for you, they are paid by the listing brokerage.
If you decide after our buyer's consultation that you don't want to work with us, that's perfectly fine. We aren't always a good fit for every buyer. We will respect your choice. However, we're not going to show you properties unless you have committed to work with us. This practice protects you, your agent and us.
Today, I had a woman send me a request to see a property. I called her immediately. She started asking all kinds of questions about the property. I asked if she was working with an agent. Once she told me she was, I suggested she call her agent. She pressed me further but I told her I wasn't able to help.
Five minutes later, she sent me an email asking about another house. This time, she instructed me to email and not call. Below is my response to her:
Our website is designed to assist our buyers in finding the right home. As you've learned, many buyers who are already working with an agent contact us about various properties. Tennessee law prohibits us from interfering with an existing agency relationship which is why we always ask consumers if they are working with an agent.
Any future assistance you need should be directed to your agent. Should you find that you are in need of an agent, we would be happy to meet you for a buyer's consultation. At that time, we can discuss your search parameters and the possibility of listing your existing home.
We get a large number of requests to view homes. We are happy to help those buyers who are not currently working with an agent and would like to work with us. All others, should contact their buyer's agents directly.
When you need an agent, contact Franklin Homes Realty LLC at (615) 495-0752.
Franklin TN Buyer's Tips: Call Your Buyer's Agent for Showings.