What should you tell your agent?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Paul Howard, Broker, Paul Howard Realty 856-488-8444 8639604

Unless you have something in writing from 'your' agent promising that their company will not engage in dual agency you would do well to keep looking for an agent.

Even  if they say they will work with you as a buyer's agent, DO NOT TELL THE AGENT ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD NOT TELL THE SELLER unless the company has no potential to end up as a dual agent. They may be required to be neutral but often agents list homes for friends or relatives. Do you really believe they could be neutral even if they did try?  You don't need neutrality anyway, you need advocacy. 

 

 In NJ the state mandated 'Consumer Information Statement" has agency options listed.  One of them is "Buyer's Agent (or dual agent if the opportunity arises)".  That word 'opportunity' is instructive.  They are looking for an opportunity to work as a dual agent because their company will get a higher fee if you buy one of their company listings.

But it is not an 'opportunity' for a buyer and it could be a nightmare if the buyer expected advocacy rather than (at best) neutrality.  

 

If you plan to buy a home within the next 6 months, have good credit and verifiable income call and interview me. As an exclusively for buyers real estate broker I will work as your advocate in your home search. 

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My speciality is finding homes, discovering financing options and negotiating purchase price and terms as an advocate for home buyers. Each home of interest requires analysis.

My primary service area is Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties in Southern New Jersey.

Paul Howard, Broker

NJHomeBuyer.com Realty

Cherry Hill Nj 08002

856-488-8444

MEMBER: NAEBA (National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents www.naeba.org )

 

 

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Cherry Hill NJ 08034

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