Who is Representing You?

All real estate agents work on behalf of the seller of a home and not the buyer. Yes you heard that correctly. By law, all real estate agents, even the one showing you houses, work in the best interest of the seller. That is, unless a home buyer signs a Buyer Representation Agreement with an agent who will work exclusively on their behalf during a home purchase. Without it, under the law of the agency, agents must pass on any information that may influence the home-buying negotiations to the sellers of the home that their customers are bidding on; even details that could jeopardize their bargaining position.

If you sign a Buyer Representation Agreement, your agent is bound to you with fiduciary duties, (loyalty, obedience, full disclosure, duty to use skill, care and diligence, duty to account for all monies) and protects your information. Their accountability becomes much higher as they have a further duty to answer questions you may not even know to ask. There is nothing in the Buyer Representation Agreement that states that you have to buy anything. What it does state is that if you decide to purchase a home, you will use the brokerage named and they will be compensated for the service provided. You do not pay any commission as the buyer, so you have nothing to lose.

Why Chose Amy Haggerty?

Buying a home can be an exciting but daunting task. Let me help you find the right house for you, in the right location at the right price. I can save you valuable time and money by narrowing your search to the homes that best suit your needs and wants. I can assist you in finding the right professionals, ie lawyers, inspectors, mortgage brokers. I will be there through the entire buying process, from mortgage pre-approval, searching for the perfect home, negotiating the best possible price, inspections, closing and beyond. Let me take the stress out of the home buying search, so you can focus on what’s really important.

New Home Construction

Did you know you can have a Real Estate Agent represent your interests when dealing with a new home builder? Builders have a one-price policy, so whether or not you use a real estate agent, the builder will sell the home for the same price. Most builders cover the cost of your agent’s fees, so you have full representation at no cost to you. Please keep in mind that in order for builders to cooperate with a real estate agent, the agent must introduce you to the builder ahead of time. This means that if you visit a builder and sign a guest registry without your agent, or even register on their website, they will not cooperate with your agent and therefore you will be responsible for the service fees or be unrepresented. Talk to me before you start your search!

Having built two homes in the past 10 years, I know how overwhelming the building process can be. I will be with you through the duration of your build which can last anywhere from 4 to 12 months and sometimes beyond. I can help you address all of the details that will help bring your vision for your new home to life.

Help Me Find the Right Home!

If you’re ready to start the search for your dream home, I can help! Fill out the form below, which will give us a great starting point. Only YOU can determine what will make a house your perfect home, but I can help you find it!

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