A Realtor works for Free right up to the time there is a successful closing of the sale of the home. Time, knowledge, training, laws, property and community information as well as calls, text, emails are all exchanged with their clients for free.
Many professional Realtors feel that the best solution is a Buyers Broker Agreement that requires a client to work with them for the length of the binding agreement.
There is a reason that I have never used this agreement in my thirty-five-year career. The reason is that I put myself in the client's shoes. Let's say I moving to New York City form Los Angeles, California. I have no clue as to the best neighborhoods, schools, safety, future investment and I find a Realtor to represent me on a purchase. Let's say that I do sign a Buyer Broker agreement and commit for six months or even one year and find out that the Realtor is not easy to reach or doesn't have great communication skills. Let's say this Realtor proves to not have the professional quality or local knowledge that was expected and won't let me out of the contract.
I personally don't wish to work with anyone that doesn't want to work with me. Of course, there will always be those that will be disloyal but for a long and successful career it is best, in my opinion, to be honest, loyal and professional and in the long run I will last longer, have a loyal following and benefit financially.
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