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Monday, September 24, 2012

Why shouldn’t I just call the real estate agent on the sign?

Real estate agents love the phone calls from their sign out front of their listings.  After all the listing agent wants to sell their client’s home and they know the property better than anyone else, right?

Very few Realtors®, including myself, rarely ever know a home better than another agent because all of us rely on the seller to disclose information about the property.

But the main reason for not using the name on the sign out front is you need your own real estate agent.

The listing real estate agent represents the seller – first.

In Florida there is no dual agency although an agent may provide both parties limited representation as a transaction broker.

As a buyer (or seller) you need someone who represents your interest first and foremost.

In most transactions the seller is paying the buyer's real estate agent so it makes sense to have your own buyer's agent.  You need an agent who will seek to understand what you are looking for in a home, represent you in the process of negotiation and contract preparation, and guide you through the closing process including inspections.

Buying a home in Brevard County, Florida, call me.  Buying a home in Viera, call me.  Buying a home in Melbourne, Florida, call me.

And if you are considering selling your Brevard County, Florida home, give me a chance to be be your Realtor® of choice in Brevard County.

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