When you work with an agent in a real estate transaction, you’re either a client or a customer of that agent. There is a difference, and it is important.
A client has a brokerage relationship with a Realtor®: The client has signed a contract and is legally represented by that Realtor® and the Realtor®’s brokerage. Every other person who is party to that transaction is considered a customer of that Realtor®. The Realtor®’s primary fiduciary responsibility is to the client.
In real estate transactions, there are two main types of representation:
Seller representation: If you are selling a property and enter a brokerage agreement with a Realtor®, that Realtor® and their firm become your representative during that specific transaction. They are legally obligated to represent you and your financial interests as a seller.
Buyer representation: If you are buying a property and enter a brokerage agreement with a Realtor®, that Realtor® and their firm become your representative during that specific transaction. They are legally obligated to represent you and your financial interests as a buyer. It is designed to protect the Buyer.
Beyond the duties of the Agency, we have Buyer resources we have developed over many years including: references to lenders, home inspectors, closing attorneys, soil testers, surveyors, termite inspectors, septic system experts, renovators and builders, and much more. We are your resource and representative when it comes to purchasing real estate.
Utilize our combined years as Realtors®, our skill, knowledge, and expertise and allow us to work for you. We are: “Committed to excellence, one transaction at a time.” The most important transaction is YOURS.
Contact us. We would love the opportunity to earn your business.
Warmest regards, Sandy.