Going to any kind of real estate open house can prevent you from having full, independent representation in the home buying process. If you don’t take certain precautions, a strange real estate agent may earn him or herself a place at the negotiation table.
Not only might this obligate you to use a real estate agent you may not know or trust, it prevents you from benefiting from the exclusive buyer agent advantage.
To ensure that you retain your right to full, independent representation, you must avoid direct contact with any representative of any property. When one approaches you, just politely tell him or her that you have already arranged representation from another REALTOR®.
This warning applies to you if you visit open houses, model homes, builder models, home tours or the Parade of Homes. You’re also at risk any time you contact a REALTOR®, real estate agent, builder, builder’s agent, model home host, or builder salesperson.
Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself from those rules to get representation you choose.
Contact The Home Buyers, Inc. to ensure one hundred percent representation of your interests.
You know why lots of second-time home buyers choose an Exclusive Buyers Agent over a traditional real estate agency? It's because they've already been through the process—and realize there's a better way to buy a house.