A seller can engage the services of a real estate agent to sell his property (called the listing agent) and the real estate agent is then the agent for the seller who becomes the agent's client. This means that the real estate agent represents the seller. The agent owes the seller undivided loyalty, reasonable care, disclosure, obedience to lawful instruction, confidentiality and accountability, provided, however, the agent must disclose known material defects in the real estate. The agent must put the seller's interest first and negotiate for the best price and terms for their client, the seller.
Representation Services That We Can (and Can't) Provide to Our Seller Clients
- We Can provide you with information regarding the process, and the current market value of your property, (We Can't guarante you that we can sell your property for more than current market value).
- We Can direct you to the experts and professionals that have information you need that is outside of our expertise.
- We Can keep information about your personal finances and your motivation for selling strictly confidential. (We Can't share this information without your written permission.)
- We Can advise and guide you through the process.
- We Can give you choices and inform you of the possible effects of each (but We Can't make your decision for you).
- We Can help you plan a successful negotiation strategy.
- We Can't violate State, Federal or Fair Housing Laws on your behalf.
- We Can't hide material facts about the property from potential Buyers.