Selecting a Realtor®

The Buyer Agency Relationship

Consider this scenario. You’ve been working for a real estate agent for months trying to find the perfect home in Pick-a-State, USA. She’s shown you dozens of houses. She’s given you her home telephone number. And finally, she calls to tell you that "the" house has come on the market. You absolutely love it, and you put in a bid for only $20,000 less than the asking price. Oddly, the seller refuses to take less than full price. That’s because your agent disclosed your price range, how long you’ve been looking, and how much you love the property. In Pick-a-State, all of the real estate agents, even those with whom you have developed a rapport and a relationship, really work for the seller.

Not so in Connecticut.

In Connecticut, we have Buyer Agency. Which means that if you are a buyer, your real estate agent must act in a fiduciary capacity. The agent owes you his or her undivided fiduciary obligations: loyalty, reasonable care, disclosure, obedience to lawful instruction, confidentiality and accountability. The agent must put your interests first, above all others, and cannot disclose any information that would impede your bargaining position.

The advantages to you as a buyer are obvious. As your Buyer Agent, Camelot Real Estate will:

  1. Save you time by pre-selecting homes in your price range and ensuring that they meet your requirements for size, type, and condition.

  2. Schedule appointments so you can see the homes at your convenience.

  3. Give you information on taxes, school districts and more.

  4. Provide you with comparables when you are ready to make an offer, so you can be certain that you are not overpaying for your new home.

  5. Handle the negotiations so that your interests are protected.

  6. Schedule a building inspection and appraisal.

  7. Coordinate with you attorney and do whatever else is necessary to ensure that the deal moves smoothly until the close.


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