January 2018

There are 2 blog entries for January 2018.

What's Important to Our Clients When Selecting an Agent?

In an effort to continue to provide leading Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Services, Buyer's Edge conducted a survey of our clients in 2017. Though our objective was to find out what we were doing right and how we could better serve our clients, it also provided our team with insight into what qualities matter most to homebuyers when picking an agent.

So what did we learn?

When selecting an agent, key factors for our clients were:

  • Finding an agent they could trust to protect their interests...
  • ...that had deep knowledge of the home buying and negotiation process...
  • ...who was well positioned to offer them deep local knowledge...
  • ...and responsive client service

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Guest Blogger - Richard S. Sloan

Last September, Steve Israel and I spent two days touring houses ... along the Coast of Maine. We had walked through hundreds of homes together over the last two decades and he had helped our family purchase three properties. But this was different. Steve was tagging along as a trusted family friend and not a buyer broker. I had already signed an “Exclusive Buyer Representation Agreement” with a local realtor. And that individual had been incredibly helpful setting up appointments to see properties, researching public tax records and prior sales in the area.

Strikingly, that agreement said that the agent owed “the client, fiduciary duties, which include among other things, the obligation not to reveal

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