In Texas, by default, all Agents represent the Seller through a listing agreement, or by "Sub-Agency"
Without written agreement between you and and Agent, an Agent can not "advise" you as a Client.
Typically, Buyers do not "pay" a commission, they are paid a split off the Listing Agent's commission.
Can I represent myself in a transaction. The short answer is Yes - BUT - With all the disclosures & legal parts of a contract - It is not advisable.
I don't want to be "tied down" to only one agent. Then ask for a limited written rep agreement based on location or time.
Can the same office represent me and the seller? Yes, through a special Intermediary status, the Broker assigns an Agent to each party to represent them.
Richard Womeldorf has over 29+ years of experience as a licensed Real Estate Agent in McAllen, Texas. Remember, Who you are in business with ---Matters!
Professional Advice & Experience
As a Buyer, you will need an Agent to provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis on homes you are interested in to evaluate whether the asking price is high or low compared to the Market.
Dedicated Agent That Represents YOU!
Having a Buyer's Rep has fiduciary advantages. All of your conversations, negotiating strategies, financial strength, are private between you and your Agent. Your Agent is fighting for your best interests.
Provide current local opinion of value (CMA) on potential homes.
One of THE most valuable services of a Buyer's Agent is the advice and experience of presenting to you analysis of homes in the area of your interest. Determining if a home is a "Good Deal" or is it not.
Negotiating and Preparing Contracts
Having an experienced Agent that understands all the disclosures and the fine print of a Contract is invaluable to you the Buyer. Protecting your interests is paramount in the duties as a Buyer's Agent.
Closing the Sale
THE most stressful part of buying the home is the Closing. Having an experienced Agent, that understands the timelines, their importance, and solving problems to achieve a happy and successful transaction.
Every Client has unique goals in mind. This page just touches on some of the major steps and benefits of having and using an experienced Buyer's Agent.
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Dendea L Balli is Broker of Record for Keller Williams Realty RGV.
Richard Womeldorf is a licensed Agent at Keller Williams Realty RGV
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