Your first question may be what is a facilitator? There are many names for these types of agents. From "non-agent" to "facilitator", your area may call them something else. The basic premise is a licensed agent who can show the buyer homes, can write offers, but does not represent the buyer. By not representing them, they do not offer advice.
These types of agents are increasing in the Manchester NH area. Also increasing are listing agents who want to offer them less. Sometimes a portion, sometimes half and some even nothing.
I took a look at it from both sides. Full time listing agents see these "facilitators" as extra work. Some write the offer to never be heard from again. Some try to be there but get in the way more than help. Some are discount agents offering less for getting paid less. In the end, the buyers gets what they pay for. LITTLE. My opinion is this can hurt a buyer more than the seller.
Looking at it from the seller side. I offer the same for a buyer agent and a facilitator. My job is to the sell the home. That means inviting all buyers and their agents to see my listings. It does not benefit the seller to scare off or keep buyers away my offering little to nothing to the agents that may bring them. As for more work, I am on top of every aspect of selling the home anyway. I will do what needs to be done to make it go smoothly. My sellers LOVE that.
The lesson and my infamous message is do not hire just anyone to list you home. Do not just hire the biggest company or agent. Take time to hire the BEST agent. The way I do business is to offer some of the best possible personal and professional service. To stand by them through each step of the buying and selling process. Let me show you the right agent CAN make a difference.
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About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 32 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties.