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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.…

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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…

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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…

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How To Choose An Agent: 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…

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Homes For Sale

Buyers Agency Agreement

See this video on the top reasons to sign a buyers agency agreement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nyMWmw1UEE&t=6s Rather than have an implied oral agreement with a buyers agent, you will be in a much stronger position if you have a written agreement. A written agreement provides clearly specified obligations and duties, and can even have a clause that will outline what happens if…

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