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Real Estate and Real Life. I Specialize in Both

Selling

Selling a house is a far from simple process where you need professional help. The legal requirements are complex and without the assistance of an experienced Realtor®, you could be risking considerable expense as a result of law-suits related to the requirements for full disclosure, regardless of whether or not you are aware of them at the time of sale. Similarly, it is essential that the multitude of documents related to the transaction are completed correctly, so that you are protected from future liability following close of escrow.

Guaranteed Service: How many agents do you know that guarantee their service? If, at any time prior to a sale being agreed, you feel that I am failing to provide the services I promise, you are free to cancel the listing without any cost to you.

When you retain me as your Listing Agent, you can be assured that I will be looking after your best interests 

My professional services include:

• Giving you up-to-date information about the market, prices financing, terms and conditions of competing properties
• Marketing your property to more than 40,000 real estate agents in our market area and to the public  
• Marketing to more than 100,000 real estate professionals in my International Referral Network 
• Helping you objectively evaluate every offer without compromising your marketing position 
• Facilitating the closing of your property

Buying

Why do you need a Realtor to represent you when you want to buy a home? Why not just let the Listing Agent write up the offer and present it to the Seller? Surely that makes sense?

The fact is, you can let the Listing Agent write up your offer and present it to the Seller. The trouble is, there are some serious flaws in the concept. 

The most important thing to remember is that the Listing Agent has a Primary Fiduciary Responsibility to the Seller. That is to say that, whatever happens during the course of a transaction, the Listing Agent has a legal responsibility to always act in the Seller's best interests. Now although Florida real estate law allows an agent to simultaneously act for the Buyer and the Seller, it seems fairly apparent that this may not be the best thing for the Buyer. 

The agent representing the Seller can hardly advise a Buyer how to structure an offer while remaining impartial. In a Sellers' Market when multiple offers are common and homes are selling very quickly, the agent representing the Seller is likely to encourage a Buyer to write an offer as far above asking price as he is prepared to go. In a Buyers' Market, the agent representing the Seller is certainly unlikely to recommend that a Buyer write a low price offer as this would certainly not be representing the Seller's interests. Yet a low price offer may be sufficient to agree a sale.