I believe I can help you out. I am an independent Real Estate Broker/REALTOR and a licensed attorney, fully insured. I have facilitated transactions similar to yours and can do everything on an hourly or flat fee, but it would depend on your goals and risk factors. Therefore, it will take a meeting with you and the seller to come up with a dollar value if this is the way you want to go. There is a lot of liability and risks that are inherent in every transaction so you need to be sure you have the right representation in this type of deal.
To give you one example, I acted as a facilitator for a buyer and seller that pre-negotiated a deal for a million dollar home and it only cost about $7,000.00 on an hourly rate basis. The agents below are right in that the relationship will likely be a dual agency, which really is not that big of a problem. It will just require additional disclosures. I can ensure that all disclosures will be completed and can coordinate inspections and other reports that are required by law and will be required by your lender in order to close. Lastly, I can accept payment for services at the close of escrow.
Call or email me for a free consultation.
Cappy D. Myers
(DRE: 01767062/SBN: 233509)
TIMELINE Real Estate Services, Inc.
If you and the buyer are willing to sign a waiver holding the agent harmless, then just having them do the contract makes sense. Otherwise, I would not recommend an agent take this risk. And, you the seller has tremendous liability. You can be sued for lack of disclosure, 3 years from discovery of the problem.
I spend about 1/2 of my time in legal cases where agents are involved, sometimes for them and sometimes against them. I think it might be worth contacting an attorney who is a real estate expert. Try Dave hammerslough at 408-261-4252
Guy Berry, Real Estate Expert Business
Usually the seller is the one that pays the commission or any fees to the real estate agent. Are you as the buyer going to be paying these fees instead of the seller? I am not in your area but I may be able to answer some questions for you. Feel free to give me a call.