The prospect made one comment that got me to writing this: "I don't want to step on the listing agent's toes." I can appreciate the considerate attitude, for sure.
I have written this multiple times over the past nine years of writing blogs (four of them) about buying and selling homes in central Florida.
The name on the sign out front works for the SELLER - not you. Calling the listing agent is not going to get you a better deal.
I explained that, in Florida, the concept of dual agency is against the law. In other words a single real estate agent can not represent both sides of the transaction although an agent may provide both parties limited representation as a transaction broker.
Here are some related articles:
- Why do I need my own agent?
- Viera, Florida Home Buyer - Use one Real Estate Agent
- On-Site and New Construction Agents Work For The Seller - Not You!
- Why the Listing Agent Should Never Be Called
- Don't so this ever when buying a home.
It is simple.....
While it is possible for an agent to "double end" the transaction (receive commission for buyer and seller) in the end only one side can actually be represented.
The listing real estate agent represents the seller – first and you, hopeful home buyer, last.
If you are selling your Melbourne, Florida home make sure your agent is representing you and not the buyer they bring.
If you are ready to sell your Viera, Florida home, I want to work for you! Call or text me at 321-693-3850 or send me an email.