Wouldn’t life be easier if we had a mentor at our side, to answer all our questions, offer guidance and advice, and battle obstacles that come our way until the goal is achieved? Getting into college, choosing the right spouse, finding a job are often journeys we travel alone. Moving, one of life’s most stressful events, offers both buyer and sellers a mentor, aka a real estate agent, to lead you through the process.
When you engage a Realtor, you are entitled to a fiduciary relationship, based on six core principles.
Your agent is obligated to be obedient. A Realtor represents your interest and will advise you but is obligated to respect your decisions.
Realtors are loyal solely to their client’s best interests, above those of their own and those of their brokerage
They must disclose all material facts that benefit their clients.
Relators must keep all information about you and your interests confidential for life.
Relators must account for the financial and contractual elements of a transaction.
Finally, an agent is expected to have the market expertise and to advise you intelligently and with care.
A real estate agent’s goal is to help clients buy for less, sell for more, and to provide a smooth transaction. Buyer’s agents save clients time by identifying homes that meet their needs and providing valuable market information, including neighborhood specifics, pricing, and valuation. Agents will prepare and submit offers and negotiate on your behalf. They will coordinate and manage the complex process of a real estate transaction. They can recommend the team of professionals you will need to close a deal and interpret communications from inspectors, underwriters, loan officers, and title companies. Your agent will create a binding contract that represents your interests and ensure that it is fully executed.
If you are considering buying a home, finding an agent should be your first priority. Contact us! All real estate commissions are paid by the seller. This means you will get the benefits of an experienced professional, representing your best interests at no cost to you.