Every client should be afforded the opportunity to have an advocate in the purchase of a home. Did you know if you do not have a signed Buyer Agency Agreement ( WB-36 ) with your agent, the agent in the State of Wisconsin is required to work in the seller’s best interest?
We believe at Mahler Sotheby’s International that every good client relationship should start with a meeting. So, we strongly suggest your home purchasing journey with us begins with an initial buyer consultation. It is very important to us that you understand the buying process and your agency relationship with your broker, before we ever show you a home. Most people only purchase a home a handful of times in their lifetime. The process has changed over time, so whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned purchaser of real estate, this meeting will be very important in educating you on the process and setting the tone for negotiations in your purchase of real estate.
The Offer to Purchase ( WB-11 ) has been recently revised, is 10 pages long, and has a mandatory use date of January 1, 2020. The changes and the order of the document are significant.
Choosing Buyer Agency affords your agent the ability to negotiate in your best interest, seek out the home of your dreams and helps you identify details of purchasing you may not fully understand. Buying an older home in Door County? You may need the advice of your buyer’s agent to help you navigate old basement foundations, chimney masonry, septic system, well and the home’s history. If you are a first-time home buyer, having an advocate in your process may be critical as you make the most expensive purchase of your lifetime. Make sure you have a sit-down meeting with your agent before you begin the process of buying your first home.
What is BUYER'S AGENCY?
Buyer Agency is a contract ( WB-36 ) that a buyer signs with a broker to be the exclusive agent for a buyer’s property search. In order for the broker to be able to give opinions or advice in writing an offer and negotiations, there needs to be a signed buyer agency agreement. The Broker in this capacity, works as the buyer’s fiduciary in the transaction. NOTE: Without the Buyer Agency agreement, the agent owes allegiance to the seller.
“When you strip down buyer agency to its bare bones, it’s a buyer’s opportunity to have an agent provide them opinions and advice regarding the properties covered under the agreement. When the buyer asks, “how much should I write the offer for?” a buyer’s agent can respond with a specific number or advice. This is in contrast to an agent working with a buyer customer, who can only respond in general terms, such as, “submit your best offer.” It’s all about the client relationship the buyer agency contract creates.” – Cory Lamont | WRA Attorney
Regardless of the agency agreement, there are certain things ALL agents MUST do for a buyer:
The additional services you receive by entering into a buyer agency agreement with an agent are:
We hope this blog post provided insight for you in the pursuit of your real estate. The iLoveDoorCounty.com team is here to help assist you with any questions you may have regarding the purchase of real estate. Please feel free to reach out us with any questions.
- David Kaster, Broker Associate, Mahler Sotheby's International Realty
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For most people, buying a home is the biggest purchase that they will ever make, and, they might be living in that same home the rest of their life. So, you don’t want to leave the process to chance and hope you get a good deal. The home buying process has become more and more complex over the years. If you don’t know what you are doing, it can be a long and stressful road.
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Every day, more and more homes get listed in the Door County market. As your agent, we’ll be contacting sellers and other real estate professionals to make sure that you get access to every possible listing, even the ones that haven’t been made public. In addition, we’ll make sure that we only show you properties that meet your specifications so that you don’t waste valuable time looking at properties you don’t want or can’t have. As you compare the listings that we’ll find for you, we’ll give you other important information to help you make a decision like zoning, neighborhoods, utilities and future development.
Negotiating is part of any real estate transaction and it can be a stressful process. Not when you have The David Kaster Team working on your side; we will ensure you’ll get the best deal that we can possibly make for you. We’ll also be there when the property is inspected and make sure that the seller honors any agreements or repair or renovation work. We’ll also take care of the paperwork. If you need financing, we have a great network of trusted local lenders that will get you a great rate, and get the job done on time.
When you work with a dedicated team, purchasing a home is easier than you ever imagined. We’ll save you time and money and you’ll be confident that you’ll be getting everything you want at every step of the process. You want to make a solid investment and we’re here to make sure that happens to give us a call today or Contact Us with any questions you have.
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