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Customer or Client?

“I am JUST LOOKING and do not want representation.” Many buyers in the initial stages of buying real estate want to go it alone and do not want to sign up with a Realtor. This is perfectly understandable. After all, the internet has all the listings anyway, right? Why do you need to hire a Realtor until you are serious about buying? The following is a list of reasons accessed from the ABR (accredited buyers representative) internet site.

The Maine Real Estate Commission requires that SELLER client Realtors working with non-represented buyers, also known as customers, the following:
1. Maintain loyalty to the SELLER
2. Tell the SELLER all that they know about the buyer.
3. Keep information about the SELLER confidential.
4. Focus on the SELLER-clients property
5. Provide just material facts to the buyer-customer.
6. Only provide price information that supports the SELLER’S listing price.
7. Protect the SELLER.
8. Negotiate on behalf of the SELLER.
9. Attempt to solve problems to the SELLER’S advantage and satisfaction.
As you can see, the un-represented buyer receives no service or protection.
How can hiring a Realtor and becoming a client, help you, the BUYER?
1. Your agent will give your needs priority. This means that the type of house, price and location are all given priority by your Realtor.
2. Now, your Realtor can tell you, the BUYER, what they know about the seller.
3. Your agent will keep information about you confidential.
4. Your Realtor will focus on choices that satisfy your needs.
5. You will have not only the material facts of a property but your Realtor will give you professional advice.
6. Your Realtor will provide counseling on comparable properties and their professional insights.
7. As a BUYER client you will be protected and guided in the real estate transaction.
8. Your Realtor will negotiate on your behalf,
9. and will attempt to solve problems to your advantage and satisfaction.
Finally, while properties that are listed on the internet are available to you, sometimes a Realtor knows of properties that are not yet available to the general public but as a BUYER client you are informed first.
We at Snow Pond Realty have the experience and knowledge to work successfully with BUYER clients..

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