Did you know the real estate agent can represent the buyer in the purchase of a house or property? Until several years ago real estate agents only represented sellers. In Idaho, the agreement must be in writing.
If you choose to be represented as a client in a buying situation, the following duties are owned by the Buyer's Agent:
- Undivided loyalty
- Reasonable care and diligence
- Full disclosure
As your Buyer's Agent, you have my personal commitment. I will do the following:
- Counsel with you to learn your particular need in a home, explain the purchasing process, and give you pertinent purchasing information.
- Educate you about the financial market, new loan programs, and up-to-date market information, so that we can establish your price range and loan preferences early and accurately.
- Recommend professional, experienced mortgage brokers who will assist you in choosing a financial program best suited for your needs.
- Preview all homes before showing, to ensure that our time together is productive.
- Research and follow up on any homes, signs, or ads you may see; this saves you time and assures you that only homes matching your needs will be shown to you.
- Consistently re-evaluate the purchasing process with you as we continue, so we're certain that we are on track.
- Communicate with you on a regular basis, return your phone calls, and gather information requested.
- Present and negotiate your purchase and sale agreement in a professional, skillful manner.
- Follow up on your transaction during the processing stage; coordinate communication between you and the seller, loan company, escrow company, and listing agent; keep you informed of the progress of the transaction.
- Be a reference source for you to help find school information, utilities and special services.
- Attend closing with you.
- Arrange possession of your new home and coordinate between you and the seller.
- Check back with you regularly after closing to ensure that you are happily resituated in your new home. My main objective is a satisfied client.
MY GOAL is to create a real estate relationship with you so strong that you will refer me to your friends and business associates. I want to become your "REAL ESTATE ADVISOR FOR LIFE"!
Selecting A Real Estate Agent: Here is what to look for:
- An active, full time, experienced Real Estate Professional who devotes 100% of their time to Real Estate. Ninety per cent of real estate transactions are done by
10 per cent of the agents. Don't choose a new, inexperienced agent. Equally, a
poor choice would be an experienced agent who hasn't kept current with
education and new real estate developments and technology. Make certain the
agent is a Certified Residential Specialist and a Graduate of the Realtor Institute.
Both of these designations are educational programs sponsored by the National
Association of Realtors (the ethical backbone of the real estate profession.
Experience is no longer the only criterion.
- Never choose a real estate agent because of the company with which he/she is
associated. All companies have a variety of agents, some better than others.
Chose a strong agent. The real estate experience you'll have is determined by
the agent, NOT BY THE COMPANY. You will depend on the ethics, integrity,
and hard work of the individual agent, not the real estate company to make your real estate transaction go smoothly. Make sure the agent has a brochure or
portfolio, several letters of recommendation, updated education, and a statement
of how the agent works.
- Never choose a real estate agent just because they are associated with the
company who has the most houses available for sale. Multiple listing service has
made it possible for a buyer to look at all listed properties with the agent of his
- A real estate broker has additional education and experience and has passed the
appropriate tests administered by the State Real Estate Commission. A sales
associate does not have the experience and education of a real estate broker.
Select a real estate broker with a high level of production as demonstrated by the
number of closed transactions.
If you would like additional information on how I can represent you, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1-877-882-8070.
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