Role of the buyers agent
I am an exclusive buyer's agent. Unlike most real estate agents, I won't try to sell you a home, I will help you buy one! I will represent you completely free of charge, helping you to find the right property and offering you advice and support at every step of the way through to closing and beyond. I have access to every home listed for sale in the area, so you don't need to hop from realtor to realtor in case you miss out on a good deal.
I work as a buyer's agent on your behalf, representing your best interests, not those of the seller. My role is to make sure you get the right home at the right price and with the best terms, so you will know that you are going to get the best deal possible. This is because I work primarily with buyers. Listing agents, who work equally with both buyers and sellers, are under contract with their sellers to negotiate favorable terms of sale for them so they will not be able to offer the same independent level of service to the buyer.
As your exclusive buyer's agent, my job is to represent your interest every step of the way. If you go in to a builder's sales office unaccompanied, or if you call the number on a 'For Sale' sign or on a listing agent's webpage, you will be talking to the seller's representative. Instead of getting a sales pitch, contact me and get all the facts.
Hightower Realty acts as transaction broker for all buyer clients. The following briefly describes the main duties of the broker in this type of relationship:
1. Dealing honestly and fairly;
2. Using skill, care and diligence in the transaction;
3. Disclosing all known facts that materially affect the value of a property;
4. Limited confidentiality, preventing disclosure that a seller will accept a lower price or that a buyer will offer a higher price.
5. Presenting all offers and counter-offers in a timely manner.
If you buy a home, my commission is received from funds contributed on the seller's side of the transaction, so you pay absolutely nothing for my help and advice. I offer a truly unbiased and independent service with no hidden referral fees or kickbacks. I work only with on short term rental communities. I can offer both new homes and re-sales, often with an established business and advance rental bookings in place.
Denis Le Marchant-Smith,
Exclusive Buyers Agent
Owner/Broker, Hightower Realty
Graduate, Realtor© Institute