Before We Show You Our Listing, There's Something You Need to Understand!

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404 Silverwood Farms Lebanon OH 45036Before We Show You Our Listing, There's Something You Need to Understand!

We've mentioned before, when someone calls wanting to see one of our listings, we're going to ask "Are you working with an agent?".  It's NOT so that we have an excuse NOT to show our listing, but so we know from the start exactly what our relationship will be with you.  In real estate speak it's called agency relationship.  It defines how we'll be interacting with you and the rules are significantly different if you have an agent representing you versus running solo.

And perhaps it's just a perception, but it seems more and more we're getting direct calls to show our
4261 Eastlake Dr Mason OH 45040listings.  Again, that's fine.  Our primary duty is to the seller and to SELL their home.  We know more about that home than any other agent out there, but there's a few things you need to understand before you schedule that appointment with us:

WE WORK FOR THE SELLER.
WE WORK FOR THE SELLER.
WE WORK FOR THE SELLER.


We can't emphasize this enough.  There are questions a buyer's agent might be able to answer for you that we can't or won't BECAUSE we work for the seller. 

Morrow patio home for sale in Ivy Glenn at WedgwoodA buyer's agent might be able to deduce WHY our sellers are moving, but if you ask us, we're probably not going to be able to answer that question in a way that will make you happy unless the seller has authorized us.

Don't get us wrong, we'll answer any questions pertaining to the house that we can answer, and we won't be trying to hide anything from you.  The house is fair game, our sellers are not. 

And don't assume that if you're going direct to the listing agent that you'll get some super secret special pricing deal on the home.  Your assumption that you'll get to pocket the savings because there's NOT a 2nd agent involved might not, and probably is NOT the case.  Sellers are only concerned about their NET price.  Hit it and you get the home, come up short and you'll still be looking.

6960 State Route 48 Clearcreek TownshipAnd keep in mind that if you tell us that you DON'T have an agent, but really do, you risk cutting out your agent from getting paid if you proceed with the purchase.  Your buyer's agent earns their pay fully by keeping a clean path from start to finish....show the home, write and negotiate the offer, take you through inspections and all the way to closing. Don't think you're doing them a favor by not bothering them to see a home because "you know they're busy".  

There are more reasons as to why you should have a buyer's agent from the start, but we've covered some of the major issues above.  At it's essence, do you want to trade having an agent working SOLELY for you for the hope of MAYBE saving a little on the home?

So you know the risks, do you still want us to show you that home?  You're an adult, your call.

Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Wayne, Thanks!  It's been one of our more popular.  7 reblogs so far :)

August 30, 2011 09:51 AM
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Ed Hunnicutt
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I certainly will repeat the same words of most "great post" I think this discussion is one that will always be at the front of the line. The basics of real estate, especially disclosure!

August 30, 2011 01:18 PM
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Ed, And it came up again today.  Someone called to see a listing.  Turns out she's getting ready to put her home on the market, so she DOES have her own agent.  Just didn't know how things work :)  Of course we'd have shown the listing, but she is going to have her own agent do it now.  Works best all the way around.

August 30, 2011 01:40 PM
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Great post! All buyers need to understand why they need to be represented solely by their buyers' agent. If you feel like you are bothering that agent by wanting to see the house, the buyer is not working with the right agent.
August 30, 2011 10:00 PM
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Karen, No argument here.  If we're out of town on vacation, we'll get someone else in the office to show our buyers and prospects.  It may cost us dollars to do so, but we'll take care of those working with us however we need to.

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