When it’s time to buy a home, you have choices—not only in the type of property you want to purchase but also in the real estate professional you select to assist with your transaction. Your relationship with an agent can take many forms and it’s important to understand the differences in the services you will receive.
Each state sets its own rules regarding how a customer or client relationship is established and each agent has some latitude in defining what services are (or are not) included. Generally speaking, however, you’ll want to consider the following levels of services:
An Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) can discuss these differences in greater detail. Ask them to answer any questions you have before you decide how you’d like to proceed in your home search. You’ll be glad you did!