Dedicated Buyer's Agents work solely for buyers, avoiding the conflicts of interest inherent in the traditional seller-oriented purchase transactions. This unique relationship of committed trust and care assures real estate buyers the best possible home buying experience.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Why Work With a Single Agent When Buying?

How do you choose the right agent? You want to thoroughly vet the candidates to find one that has your interests in mind. We have some tips on how to do just that.

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When choosing the right real estate agent for you, there are a few things you need to be aware of.

First, you need to know that when it comes to Realtors, there are transactional brokers and there are single agent brokers. The difference between the two is that transactional brokers facilitate the transaction; they represent neither buyer nor seller. Single agents represent either the buyer or the seller.

As single agents, we represent buyers and buyers only.

A single agent represents you and your interests, not just the transaction.

So why not just call the agent on the sign when you want to buy a home? The agent on the sign more than likely represents the seller, so they actually can't represent you. They wouldn't have complete confidentiality and fiduciary responsibility to each of the sides like a single agent would.

Think about it this way—if you just called the real estate agent on the sign, you'd be spending less time researching your agent than you would spend looking for a toaster on Amazon!

The house you buy is a much bigger investment than that toaster, so you definitely want to vet the agent you will work with. Interview them, ask them tough questions, and ask for references. You want to find a single agent; they will represent you rather than the transaction.

We'd love to be one of the Realtors that you interview when buying a home. If you're looking to purchase a northeast Florida home, give us a call or send us an email. We'd love to help you!