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Another question from the UTAH school of real estate.
Dictionary.com defines customer as:
- Haven't mets
- avid fans
Ask you instructor to indicate which of these does a real estate professional have a fiduciary responsibility?
LynDee Barney Someone who isn't your client. With a customer you have no agency representation agreement with them.
A real estate customer is someone that you are showing property to or listing a house for who is "not" represented in a transaction. A person that you represent is a "Client".
"Customer" is a buyer or seller that is not being represented.
we represent "clients".... there are no customers.... we are listing agents and the homeowner is our "client"....
Someone who is not ready to work with me yet.
A customer is someone you can assist in a real estate transaction; however you do not have an agency relation with them.
LynDee Barney - A Real Estate customer is someone who is interested in buying or a selling real estate.
(specific to real estate - you already got a basic definition of customer from Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 )
Your state will have a legal definition of a client and customer.
The “reality” answer is a customer is someone worth spending your time and energy on.
Anyone expressing an interest. A client is someone with whom I have an agency relationship and am representing.
Someone looking to buy or sell real estate with me.
Anybody that I speak with about real estate that is not my client.
In Florida we consider a "customer" as anyone you don't have a relationship with , for example a listing. If you are just showing props they are your customer.
Customer is someone you're NOT currently representing to whom you may provide some lower-tier level of service (such as put on a 'drip' or answer a generic question about one of your own listings).
A customer is someone that potentially needs my services.
Someone who is willing and able and ready to buy or sell a property and who is willing to sign a buyer's agreement or a lsting agreement. A
Most agents work with prospects or clients. They become clients when they sign a agreement.
A real estate customer is one that is using the services of their Realtor.