Exclusive Buyer's Agent
We are Exclusive Buyer's Agents - The Buyers Choice Real Estate
You Now Have a Choice! Choose the Vancouver Wa exclusive buyer's agents that stands out from the crowd! The ones that specialize in relocation to The Northwest!
We negotiate for you ? so there?s never a conflict of interest!
We work exclusively for YOU! It?s a Legal Issue - read and understand the Difference! It's the buyers choice in real estate!
In Washington, prior to 1993, the ?policy of agency? (who an agent represents) was that both the listing agent and the selling agent represented the seller (who paid the commission). It was very much a ?caveat emptor? situation. Buyer Beware!
Today, however, in most cases the listing agent represents the seller, and the buyer?s agent represents the buyer. Sellers still pay the commission, but it is paid to the listing brokerage?who in turn pays the buyer?s agent.
Now it gets a bit confusing. If you, the buyer, calls the number on a real estate sign?or answers an ad for a property, you will most likely be speaking with the seller?s agent. This agent has a legal contract with that particular seller to obtain the best possible price and terms for the property. BUT WAIT! Don?t you want the best possible price and terms for yourself? How can one agent work on both sides of the fence? They can?t! It?s a direct conflict of interest. But, it can be done. Both you and the seller will be asked to sign an agent disclosure form that states that you understand that the agent will now become a ?dual agent? or ?facilitator?, which means that they can?t legally represent either one of you?..but only handle the paperwork. Who wins in this situation? Not the seller ? he thought he was going to be represented. Not the buyer ? because no one is on his side. But the agent gets paid double!! They receive both sides of the commission. What a deal!
?Don?t gamble with your hard-earned money! Find an agent that will totally represent YOU ? 100%. Someone that will negotiate on your behalf to insure that you get the best possible price and terms for your new home! Someone with no possible conflict of interest with the seller!?
Who actually owns the listing contract? Not the agent that listed the property! The real estate company owns it. Therefore, any agent that works for that brokerage is actually an agent for the seller. The State of Washington does allow the principal broker to appoint a buyer?s agent for prospective clients. But the water gets a little murky in the process. Who?s to say that your information or finances aren?t discussed over the water cooler? ?How much do you think they?ll increase their offer?? ?What?s the most they can pay?? It happens all the time. They?re not supposed to talk?but human nature is what it is. Or what about the fact that your file is right there in the office for other agents (the listing agent) to see? Think about it! Exclusive Buyers Agents simply provide more protection in a real estate transaction.
Have you ever noticed that agents like to show you their (or their company?s) listings? If the agent sells his/her own listing, their pay is doubled. And most companies offer a bonus to the agent if they sell a company listing. Always be aware of the motivation. Exercise your buyers choice in real estate!
The only agent that can totally represent the homebuyer 100% is an Exclusive Buyer?s Agent. A true EBA will never take listings?nor work for a company that takes listings. It?s the only way to avoid the conflict of interest. And, yes, other agents have reminded us that we are losing half of our business by not taking listings. They just don?t understand it. But, we have made the choice?and would do it all over again.
As Vancouver Washington Exclusive Buyer?s Agents, we will inform you of all pertinent information we can gather regarding the home or the seller. We will provide you with comparables so you can determine the true value of the property. You will always be assured of complete confidentiality and accountability.
We're ready to help you today...and welcome your phone call - even if you're not quite ready to buy just yet. Let's get acquainted so we will be able to answer your questions or concerns. Please contact us by email or call cell at 360-601-1718 or direct at 360-816-9419