One of the most challenging parts of buying a home can be choosing your agent. There has always been confusion about who can show which property. As a licensed real estate agent, I want you to assure you that I can show ANY other Realtor’s listing, and all Realtors can show my listings.


You don't have to call around to six different agents to see six different properties. You can decide who you want to work with and make one phone call and then that one person can show you all the properties that you're interested in.


So, can you call the name on the sign? Absolutely! The person that's on the sign is the Listing Agent. This means that they have been hired by the seller to represent them in the marketing and sell of their property. They can also you show the property, and they can even write a contract for you and help you through the transaction. There's nothing wrong with that! But-you do need to  understand that they are a hired agent for the seller. They represent the seller therefore they're responsible for the seller's best interest. 


Again, this doesn’t mean they can't help you as a buyer. But if you want representation as a Buyer you should probably call another agent to act as your Buyer’s Agent. They can show you the property, and  maybe they'll show you two or three others and  you  can work together and decide on the home that’s best for YOU.  Then they can help you proceed forward with an offer and hopefully a contract and  purchase on the property that’s best for you.


If you choose to work with a Buyer’s Agent,  then you know someone is working for your best interest, and that they work exclusively for you in the transaction.


If you have any questions about this or anything else in the real estate process just give me a call. I’m Alan Castleman with Hickman Realty Group, and I’m here to help you!







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