In nearly all circumstances
the seller pays the entire commission - usually
half going to the listing agent and broker,
and the other half going to the buyer's
agent and broker. This means as your buying
agent, our services are FREE to you!
A common myth amongst home
buyers is that they will get a better deal
going directly to the seller or their agent.
The seller's agent can act as a dual agent,
but it is unlikely they are going to
negotiate the best deal for you, and the
other half of the commission will just go to
the dual agent for what is know as, "writing
both ends of the deal."
Granted, the dual agent
may offer some kind of buyer credits, but
certainly not the whole commission and a
good buyer's agent can save you many
thousands of dollars by knowing the strength
of the seller's position by looking at time
on market, sales history, comparable home
sales and listings, mortgage and other info
from the title, and most importantly how to
form an offer that will get results.
Please feel free to contact us with any
questions you may have.