Buyer's Representation

Having the right representation in your home buying process will help protect your interests and investment. Most importantly, having the expertise in this local real estate market can help assure that you are making the right decision. The emotional surge in finding a house that you love can lead you to miss important aspects; resulting in a quick offer, making offers that are too high, not asking for standard concessions from a seller, or not having your interests protected to the degree you deserve.


  • Explain the forms of agency available and explain how different relationships may affect the level and type of service you may receive from a real estate agent.
  • Offer to enter into a written Agency Agreement with you. The agreement will include beginning and ending dates, fee structure and payment method, and the responsibilities of both parties.
  • Pledge absolute confidentiality when representing you.
  • Counsel regarding financial qualifications and assist you in finding and working with mortgage lenders.


  • Discuss preferences in size, areas, styles, age, floorplans, and develop a property profile.
  • Search the entire real estate market, including the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), properties for sale by owners, and new homes (where appropriate).
  • Engage in a thorough review and look out for potential problems when searching for properties.


  • Help negotiate on your behalf to get the best possible price for your new home.
  • Inform you about any defects or problems observed or discovered regarding the property.
  • Prepare a comparative market analysis to determine the property's fair market value.
  • Explain the choices available in each section of an offer to purchase and explain available the alternatives.
  • Advise you to seek legal counsel where appropriate.
  • Prepare the offer to purchase in a manner which will protect your interest. Will provide proper disclosures regarding agency representation and any other matters as required by law.
  • Develop negotiation strategies, including pre-set limits on key points of negotiation when you wish to do so.
  • Counsel regarding the time requirements in the contract and encourage to obtain professional inspectors to inspect the property if the contract is accepted.


  • Coordinate and verify that all contract contingencies have been met and released.
  • Will counsel about home inspections, and provide the names of real estate inspectors. Will encourage you to be present during inspections.
  • Will explain options available regarding items in the inspection report.
  • Where appropriate, will notify the Seller or the Seller's Agent in writing of inspectors' findings and choice of any options available to you.
  • Maintain contact with the title company and mortgage company to insure your interests are being protected.
  • Will review the settlement (HUD) statement with you prior to closing.
  • Will attend the closing with you and be prepared to answer questions you may have.