You should never ever touch a bra on a first date. Or second date. May be on a third if you are lucky. And I don't care whether you are a dude or a gal, just don't touch it. Because you have no idea what you might be getting yourself into!
So, you just met. Or, no, you didn't even meet, you are just on phone talking, asking pre-qualifying questions and all you can think about is BRA! You think this is the coolest, the most desirable thing for you at the moment, but...Seriously, stop it! What if you or the other party will never benefit from it? What if you are just not the right fit? Right size? Right state of mind?
Lets say you convinced the other party to sign BRA (and I am talking about B.R.A. - Buyer Representation Agreement, what did you have on your dirty mind?) as soon as you meet, but what if you are as a Realtor getting yourself in trouble? From time to time we all felt some sort of resistance from the buyers when trying to get the BRA signed. Why? Because the buyers are not sure whether we are the right Realtors for them. So, shouldn't the Realtors feel the same way? What if this Buyer is not the right kind for me?
BRA imposes certain obligations on both the Buyer and the Realtor. While Realtor gets a promise to get paid if the Buyer buys (not paid by the Buyer - lets keep this straight), Buyer gets the Realtor to be acting in his/her/their best interest, day or night, rain or snow, sick or healthy, until the purchase is made or contract expires.
In my opinion, BRA is way more dangerous for the Realtor then the Buyer, so why Realtors are so eager to get themselves into it? Wouldn't it make more sense to get to know your client a little better? Make sure you really want to work with them and they are worth protecting their best interest? And then get married, oops, sorry, get Buyer Representation Agreement signed on a date #2 or #3?
Spring must be near, my thoughts are floating in the unpredictable direction.....
Realtors, love your Buyers, Buyers respect your Realtors and may the product of your wonderful relationship last way after BRA comes to an end.
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