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Buyers, Open Houses, Plain Talk and Good Manners 101

 

Buyers, Open Houses, Plain Talk and Good Manners 101

Buyers and open houses

As you get out to start looking at homes, please let open house Realtors® know you are working with someone...if you have a Realtor®

Some things buyers may not be aware of:

  • The open house Realtors® are there to find new clients and would like to consider you as THEIR new client. It creates a problem if you are working with a Realtor® and the Open House Realtor® shows a house to you that you want to put an offer on.
  • Instead of calling a listing agent or a For Sale By Owner from a sign in the yard... call your own Realtor®. They represent you...not the seller. Let them do your research and negotiating.
  • It costs you nothing to be represented by your own Realtor® when you are out touring, putting an offer on a home and working to a successful closing. A good agent will make it look easy, but there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work to be done.
  • Commission is paid to a Realtor® at closing by the sellers, not the buyers. The rate was determined long before you looked at the house by the seller and his listing agent.
  • Realtors® pay for their own gas, wear and tear on their car, Internet, MLS board fees, advertising and are NOT paid by brokerages by the hour.
  • Pick a good Realtor® and stick with them. Be loyal to them and they will be loyal to you. Do you like to date someone that is constantly looking over your shoulder? I thought not...you know it's not nice to cheat.
  • Don't write an offer with another agent while you are working with your present one. Do you think we don't have feelings??
  • Trust your Realtor® to do their best for you. It's a tough world out there on your own to buy a home. Your professional agent has all the correct documents that will be needed for your offer, contract and inspections.
  • Realtors® know the best people to get your loan, home inspections, attorneys, etc. Trust their experience with other professionals that know how to get to a successful closing. Ask who they know that is good. Don't put your blind faith in some Internet website that doesn't have local people you know. It's a good way to never see a closing on a home you have your heart set on.

Bottom line is have some faith in your Realtor®. They work hard for your loyalty and trust.

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*Buyers, Open Houses, Plain Talk and Good Manners 101*

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