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The Difference Between a Buyer Agent and a Seller Agent

In the past, when you worked with an agent to find a home or land, the agent was working for the seller. That meant that even though you and the agent may have worked closely together, he or she had a fiduciary responsibility to always act in the best interest of the seller. Now you have the opportunity put the agent squarely and exclusively in your corner.

We would like to work for you as a Buyers Agent. The concept is extremely popular, and could possibly save you, time, effort, worry, and money. If you wish, we would be pleased to serve in that capacity for you. It would mean that we would enter into an agreement in which JoAnn becomes your agent in your quest for finding a home or property. She would be responsible to you, not the seller. Under this relationship, we can and will be able to do all of the things listed below under Buyers Agent, which for legal and other reasons, we cannot otherwise do. The cost of having a buyer's agent is in most cases paid for by the seller and is listed on the MLS printout. If you find a For Sale By Owner home that you might be interested in seeing, have your buyer's agent contact the owners to get the information for you and also find out if they will cover the commission for your agent, in most cases the for sale by owners are willing to co-broke with an agent.

Sellers Agent-Services & Duties Provided


Arrange property showings

Assist with financing

Provide property data

Explain forms and agreements

Monitor closing

Provide a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis)*
*As a sellers agent, I can only provide this service if it justifies the asking price

Buyers Agent-Services & Duties Provided


Arrange property showings

Assist with financing

Provide property data

Explain forms and agreements

Monitor closing

Provide a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis)

Provide access to the market both listed and unlisted

Promote and protect the Buyers best interest, advise the buyer

Negotiate best terms for you.

Point out reasons not to buy.

Assist in the offer with the Buyers best interests in mind.

Keep Buyers bargaining position confidential.
Jo Ann Doyle
Jo Ann Doyle
Broker/Owner