ARE YOU REPRESENTED

Dated: 07/31/2018

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ARE YOU REPRESENTED?

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HISTORY


Did you know that not until 1999, real estate agents generally worked for home sellers.  Agents would assist sellers in finding qualified buyers for their property. Home buyers were considered “customers.”  The agent was obligated to find thebest dealfor the seller.  As the industry progressed, more home buyers wanted a real estate agent working for them, thus buyer representation became the norm.


Get To Know The Role

of Real Estate Agents

When you meet with a real estate agent and discuss forming a business relationship, you need to be aware of the types of relationships that exist. 


There are three kinds of agency relationships in Maryland: 


Seller Agency 

Listing Agent represents the seller by written agreement 


Buyer Agency

Buyer Agent represents the buyer by written agreement


Dual Agency

The listing agent and buyer agent 

work for the same Broker


But wait, there's more!  

There are even Subagents and Intra-Company Agents.  


Who Represents You?

Are you ready to house hunt, but without a buyer's agent?  

Thinking of selling your house on your own (FSBO)?  

Have you been speaking with a real estate agent, but do not have a written contract?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions, you need to reconsider.  Stayed tuned to our informational series discussing the importance of hiring a real estate agent to represent you and your best interest!  

If you want more information sooner, contact us today.


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Vincent Caropreso

Being the CEO and Team Leader of Team Caropreso, Vince specializes in Listings, Marketing, REO/Foreclosures,Short Sales and working with Investors. With 19 years of experience and selling over 700 hom....

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