DANGER!!! DANGER!!! DO NOT CALL THE Agent on the sign – CALL A SEASONED BUYER’S AGENT INSTEAD!

DANGER!!! DANGER!!! DO NOT CALL THE Agent on the sign – CALL A SEASONED BUYER’S AGENT INSTEAD!

Alabama is one of those states that holds buyers responsible for due diligence. In a nutshell, buyers should make every effort to investigate issues of importance to them and not rely on others to do what they should have done to fully investigate a situation to their satisfaction. Seems intimidating? It can be without the use of a sworn Buyer’s Agent such as myself.

You wouldn’t — for a lot of good reasons — go into a contested divorce proceeding without an attorney, or worse, take the advice of your spouse’s attorney.Why, then, would you buy a home — an adversarial process regardless of how friendly everyone involved in the transaction seems — without someone on your side? Oh, you think home buyers have always had representation? Well, think again. As a buyer, you are not represented unless you’ve told the real estate agent who is showing you homes that you want that agent to represent you as your “buyer agent.” If you haven’t, “your agent” could be representing the seller. If the agent is representing the seller, you could be making a costly mistake, possibly not receiving the best price, lack of professional negotiation expertise, and leaving yourself wide open for later regret.

Recently, more home buyers have been asking, “Who represents whom?” As a result, many are opting to be represented by a buyer’s agent to take them through the process, from house hunting to closing. The greatest thing about this is it doesn’t cost the buyer anything and often saves them thousands. Why choose a buyer’s agency? While any agent will arrange property showings, suggest sources of financing, provide accurate information, explain the forms and agreements, and monitor the entire process, only a Full Representation and Single Sided Buyer’s agent is able to perform services for you that a Full Representation and Single Sided Seller’s Agent cannot; such as show you reasons not to buy a particular property; negotiate the best price and terms for you; include contingencies in the contract that protect you, rather than the seller as in most contracts; and keep confidential any information that could hurt your bargaining position with the seller.

For the last 5+ years, I have made it my mission to be a Buyers Agent, where I work for you and you only! I decline and avoid Dual Agency as part of my day to day operations, referring these situations out to trusted colleagues different brokerages. Yes, I am a Realtor® that will sacrifice money in order to uphold my Code of Ethics. You cannot afford to not have me on your side, working for only you in the transaction. it has become my opinion, though years of experience that it is impossible for a Realtor® to represent both sides of the transaction. Confidential information cannot be shared between the parties, but the agent is still aware of these little tidbits of information. The knowledge influences the decisions and the forthcoming advice to you or the seller.

In short, hire a Buyer’s Agent today and protect yourself.

DANGER!!! DANGER!!! DO NOT CALL THE Agent on the sign – CALL A SEASONED BUYER’S AGENT INSTEAD!

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