Are all real
estate agents alike?
There are three basic types of real estate agents in North Carolina:
Agents list property, and always represent the seller.
Sellers' Agents are legally obligated to get the highest price and
best terms for the seller. They are also required to share
any information they have regarding a prospective buyer, such as
financial or personal data, which could potentially increase the
cost of a home to a buyer. A buyer should, therefore be very careful
what information he/she shares with a Sellers' Agent.
represent the buyer - - - never sellers. A Buyers' Agent's
total focus should be on assisting the buyer in getting the best
price and the best terms for the buyer. All area homes are
available to homebuyers without bias, including Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) properties, those offered "For Sale By
Owner" and new construction by homebuilders - - - even
those in developments with their own sales office. Buyer's Resource
International reports that Buyers' Agency "has resulted
in an average of over 5% savings and greater satisfaction for homebuyers."
Agents are real estate agents whose company lists property for
sale, but can say they represent buyers on those properties. Even
the National Association of REALTORS® has cautioned buyers
about the practice of dual agency.
is an Exclusive Buyers' Agency, and its agents represent
its buying clients only. We pledge to act on behalf of each
individual client with diligence, professionalism, confidentiality
and loyalty. From the first contact through closing - - - and beyond
- - - you can count on your Golf Capital Property agent's
guidance and support.
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