In today's real estate market, it's paramount to work with a professional who truly represents your best interest. A qualified listing agent works for you -- the home seller.
Here are some things to consider when hiring an agent:
1.The offer is typically written by an agent who represents the buyer's best interests.
2.Your listing agent will represent you, the home seller, as your exclusive sellers agent.
3.Your listing agent will carefully go through the entire offer with you and furnish you with expert guidance and counseling. Your listing agent will help you put together a response that will give you the highest possible price for your home and do everything possible to protect you from liability.
All realtors are responsible to their clients. They aren't just salespeople. This agent responsibility to their clients is also known as having a "fiduciary" responsibility. Simply put, the agent has a responsibility to act in the best interest of their client. Agents have a lot of responsibility in getting the home to closing and this involves a lot of liability. Hence the reason for having many required disclosures in home sale contracts.
Remember, you are depending on your listing agent to represent your best interests at all times and to be a strong negotiator on your behalf. Good guidance here can also make the entire transaction go more smoothly and greatly decrease the chances of litigation.