Real Estate Services
Real Estate Services
Not every Real Estate professional is a Realtor. As a Realtor I am a member of a local board of realtors as well as state and national boards. To be a Realtor you need to operate and adhere to a strict code of ethics.
There are many ways to interact with a client. I prefer to work as an Agent for my clients. I will work as a Transaction Broker only in specific situations. There are also times when treating a Buyer or Seller could also be considered a Customer.
At the end of the page I have posted the definitions of these relationship.
- Competitive Market Analysis- Complimentary
As your Real Estate Consultant; Whether you are thinking of selling or just curious about your home’s value, I offer this as a complimentary service to homes owners.
- POV (Professional Opinion Of Value) – $100
As a Real Estate Consultant I offer my professional services to attorneys for a small fee.
- Buyers Agent – Free Service
As a Buyers Agent I am paid by the listing agent. The listing agents whether they are Sellers Agents or Transaction Brokers negotiate a commission with their Sellers. The Listing Agent then agrees to pay what is called a Co-Op commission to an agent that brings them a buyer. This allows you the Buyer to have fair representation in the transaction. Someone working in your corner.
- Listing Agent: Paid a percentage of the purchase price known as a commission to be paid at closing.
As your Listing Agent I am paid a % to list and sell your property. I am only paid paid when the property is sold and successfully closes. This amount will typically come off of the proceeds of the sale of the home. This percentage is then shared/split with any cooperating broker bringing a buyer.
House Blessings/Clearings – $100
This service is considered on a case by case situation. Prices start at $100 an hour. There are many variations that can be done so a consultation over the phone will need to take place prior to setting an appointment.
As an Intuitive, Reiki III Master, Universal White Time Healer, and Ordained Minister, I use a variety of methods when blessing and clearing a property of its energy. To learn more see my post on the Top 4 Reasons to have your home blessed.
Definitions of Real Estate Relationships
As a seller’s agent (or listing agent) the agent works solely on behalf of the seller to promote the interests of the seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the seller. The seller’s agent must disclose to potential buyers all adverse material facts actually known by the seller’s agent about the property. A separate written listing agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the seller.
As a buyer’s agent, the agent, works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as
an advocate for the buyer. The buyer’s agent must disclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts actually known by the buyer’s agent including the buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of the
transaction and, if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and
As a transaction-broker, the broker, assists the buyer or seller or both throughout a real estate transaction by performing terms of any written or oral agreement, fully informing the parties, presenting all offers and assisting the parties with any contracts, including the closing of the transaction without being an agent or advocate for any of the parties. A transaction-broker must use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any oral or written agreement, and must make the same disclosures as
agents about all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction-broker concerning a property or a buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of a transaction and, if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. No written agreement is required.
Since a customer is a party to a real estate transaction with whom the broker has no brokerage relationship because such party has not engaged or employed the broker, either as the party’s agent or as the party’s transaction-broker.