Maybe you are sitting at your computer, browsing listings, and occasionally reaching out to listing agents for more information on homes. Many potential buyers that we speak to don't know how agency works, or don't understand the importance of having a buyer's agent.
Virginia Law allows what is called dual agency, where the real estate agent represents both the buyer(s) and seller(s) in the transaction, and typically gets paid double the commission. We at EXIT Cornerstone Realty don't practice this, because we believe this can be a conflict of interest, and our duty is to promote and protect the best interest of our clients. That is tough to do when we would essentially be turned into a middleman as a dual agent. How could we be effective in negotiations and truly advise our clients?
Even if you are just beginning your home search, finding and speaking to a REALTOR can be an essential step. A buyer's agent can be your one contact for questions on any listings. He/she can setup and carry out showings for you, educate you on the complex home-buying process, offer market specific knowledge, and eventually help you put together a detail-oriented offer. Most importantly, they will negotiate on your behalf and orchestrate the transaction from contract to close. And with EXIT Cornerstone Realty, it is almost always NO COST to you (the buyer) for our services.
Call me today if you would like a professional working for you! Check out my client reviews on this site, and see my listings and past sales by clicking HERE.
In July 2010, Mike and Ellen Butters opened the doors of EXIT Cornerstone Realty. As owners of EXIT Cornerstone Realty, Mike and Ellen focus on forming highly educated and trained agents to serve you, our valued client. Whether you're a first-time home buyer, experienced investor, or homeowner facing mortgage problems, EXIT Cornerstone's superior agents will exceed your expectations and provide you with the full-time service you expect. For more information call us at 540-825-9898.
To Buy or Not to BuyI would say as a realtor, the question I am asked
"Holly Westergaard is not your everyday agent. Holly is exceptional at her job and selflessly committed. She never gave up on her commitment to us. Holly was there every step of the way, even at the closing table, to make sure that we had a smooth closing on our new home. Our new home buying story is probably a unique one. From delays to time lines and endless paperwork, Holly was the glue that held it all together. She pushed people to do their jobs, made numerous phone call for updates, and always kept us informed. What can we say, Holly always made us, the client, number 1."