Choosing a REALTOR®…
The single most important person and
resource to have on your side is a REALTOR®
Why should you choose S. Mark
Smart home buyers only work with a buyer representative, whom they
hire specifically to represent them. A buyer representative
represents the buyer in the real estate transaction, not the seller.
State law governs the duties real estate licensees owe to consumers.
State laws vary, but usually, a buyer representative owes full
fiduciary duties, including loyalty, to the real estate buyer.
The buyer representative works has the client’s best interests in
mind through the entire real estate transaction.
The following list will explain what I believe my responsibilities
are when working on your behalf:
Educate you through the entire home-buying
Help you to understand all the contracts
Handle any problems that might arise
during the process.
Properly prepare any forms, contracts and
disclosures that are required.
Help you find the right home in the right
Show homes to you in an effective and
Guide you with the regard to repairs that
should be made.
Provide comparable sales data to help
assure that you are paying the proper price for the home.
Guide you in your selection of competent
escrow/closing and title professionals.
Advise you on which professional
inspections should or must be done on the property.
Determine if sellers are trying to
take advantage of you.
Help you understand the use and
limitations of good-faith estimates.
Advise you when you should seek the
advice of an attorney.
Guarantee that the appraisal process
is handled properly.
Educate you on the loan, closing and
Help you to negotiate the best price
for all costs and fees related to the transaction.
Negotiate and deal effectively on you
behalf with the seller, other agents, escrow/closing, title
companies and attorneys.
Advise you on any inspections such as
septic, well, soil, home, radon, termite and roof that might be
applicable to the specific property in which you are interested.
Properly handle the walk-through
process with you prior to closing.
See that any repairs or requirements
are met prior to the closing.
Attend closing and oversee the entire
Insure that every facet of the buying
process in handled effectively and professionally.