Buyers Agents report low inventory


Buyers Agents report low inventory

Today we spoke with some of our premier buyer agents in the Boston, Massachusetts and the Los Angeles California areas. They are reporting some frustration with the market because they have buyers wanting to buy but the inventory of available properties is low. This makes for a frustrating experience for both the buyers and the buyers agents. It is a [read more...]

 

Real Estate Agent Broker Relationships


Real Estate Agent Broker Relationships

A real estate agent in the United States may work in a company where the agent can be in a designated relationship with a buyer or a seller. Designated agency evolved over the last decade in response to consumer demand for reduction of the conflict of interest that naturally occurs when a company does business with both sellers and buyers. [read more...]

 

Purchasing Costa Rica real estate


Purchasing Costa Rica real estate

Purchasing real estate outside of your native country can be intimidating, but ten years ago I took the plunge and bought 80 acres of land in Costa Rica. Ocean view property in the US is out of reach for most of us, but I could own Costa Rica real estate with amazing jungle and ocean views and only a 15 [read more...]

 

Realtor Agents


Realtor agents can offer customer or client levels of service.  One of these choices provides more advocacy and protection to you as a buyer. What is the difference between a Realtor who acts as a buyer's agent and one who acts as a transaction broker? There is a huge difference between the roles of a “buyer's agent” and a “transaction [read more...]

 

Prior to Choosing Your Agent


Prior to Choosing Your Agent

Assess your wants and needs in a home by checking out this short video.  You will want to do this step prior to choosing real estate agents:   Other steps to take before meeting with a real estate agent: Examine the codes of ethics and standards of practice of trusted sources such as national and state associations. Learn about the [read more...]