Consumers note: When attending open houses without your personal real estate representative, be very careful with casual conversation. In most every instance when a real estate licensee is hosting the open house, the licensee is representing the Seller. The listing agency and their salespeople have a fiduciary duty to disclose to the Seller everything you reveal about yourself. You are revealing everything about yourself to the Seller through the licensee. Anything you say could hurt your bargaining position with the Seller should you happen to eventually place an offer on the OPEN HOUSE property or any other property listed with that agency.
This does not have to happen if you have your own Agent representative. When you already have your own representative you just inform the licensee representing the Seller that you aleady have an agent representing you and if the Seller's representative has any questions of you then the Seller's representative should contact your representative.
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Consider the advantage of engaging the services of your own agent who will act in your best interests as a Buyer's Agent. Interviewing, selecting and appointing your own agent is a smart move.
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