You might wonder why do we ask if you are currently working with a Calgary Realtor ®. The short answer is we have to.
Based on past experience many buyers can misunderstand either what working with a Realtor ® entails or how the Calgary MLS ® system works when it comes to displaying listings on websites.
If you think (or know) that you are currently working with a Realtor ® there are a couple of important questions you should ask yourself before you venture out and work with another Realtor ®.
- Have you signed anything with a Realtor ®?
- Have you told your Realtor ® that you are working on your own?
There is a good chance that if you have signed anything there can be complications when going and looking at property on your own. This includes booking showings with another Realtor ® and even at times when looking at building or buying from a Builder.
Regulations introduced in July 2014 by the Real Estate Council of Alberta requires that we work with written service agreements with both buyers and sellers.
In some cases you might be obligated to pay a fee to your Realtor ® even if they don’t end up working with you to buy or sell a property. If you don’t know it is best to ask and double check any paperwork you have been asked to sign.
The role of the Realtor ® is to assist you in buying or selling property. We are licensed, take lots of education and are legislated by the Real Estate Act in order to work on behalf of clients.
The best real estate transactions are based on communication. Something that needs to work both ways in order to ensure that we can best understand your needs. Again just ask if you are not sure and it will save everyone headaches down the road. We are here to help.
If you are simply saving your Realtor ® time in showing you properties or they have instructed you to call the listing Realtor ® directly you may want to have the conversation with your Realtor ® about the services that they are providing you for the commission that they will earn. Just an opinion.
We work hard for our clients and as much as we enjoy checking out lots of properties, if you have a Realtor ® you are currently working with please call them directly.
If you are not working with a Realtor ® and would like to find out more about working with us then by all means get in touch to find out more about the benefits of becoming an exclusive buyer with a Calgary Buyers Agent