RE/MAX REALTORS® prefer to work as a buyer-broker with you rather than as a sub-Broker of the REALTOR® who is working for the Seller. We want to work for your best interest, not the Seller's. Most corporations request we represent their employees as buyer-brokers. They know sometime in the future they may be buying your home when you transfer again. Buyer-brokers help keep their relocation costs down because their employees have made smarter purchases. All RE/MAX Realty Professionals REALTORS® have completed advanced courses in Buyer Brokerage and many have their ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) designation.
Things a REALTOR® can do as a Buyer-Broker that they can not do as a sub-Broker:
- Prepare and interpret market analysis done on the property you are buying. (Determines if the price and terms of the listed property are correct)
- Analyze and compare the "Pluses and minuses" of different properties you are considering buying.
- Discuss the salability of different neighborhoods. (What neighborhoods hold their property values better.)
- Tell you any information discerned about the motivation of the Seller.
All new home developments use REALTORS® to market their properties. These REALTORS® encourage other REALTORS® to bring their Buyers to the developments and will pay normal co-op and buyer-brokerage fees. You, the Buyer, will pay no more for using a REALTOR® who represents you than using an area representative or REALTOR® who represents the Seller.
When looking at homes, we always want to be with you. We know there are times when you just want to drive around and get a "feel" of the neighborhood. We recognize this. Should you go into an open-house or model home without your REALTOR®, you may jeopardize your representation and my obligate yourself to additional out-of-pocket fees. So, should a model home or open-house look so good that you just have to go in, please tell the Seller's REALTOR® that you are working with us. Most, but not all, REALTORS® will honor your right to representation. Sign in and make sure you put your REALTORS® name down with yours. If the Seller's REALTOR® does not allow you to have your own representation, walk away and come back with your representative at a later time.