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Mewe, Home Buyer in Prescott, AZ

If I want to see a MLS house which is on someone's site, am I obligated to buy the house from him if I don't have confidence in him?

Asked by Mewe, Prescott, AZ Thu Sep 29, 2011

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Lou Farley’s answer
If you don't have a good realtor that will help you, please contact Chris at Kathleeny.com. I live in Texas and she is the most personable and professional realtor we have ever dealt with. She will be able to answer any questions that you have. We trust her and that is a very important factor, we think.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 14, 2012
You may talk to your lawyer. This is a law involving question.Thank you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 28, 2012
No, you are not obligated to use a Realtor that you are not comfortable with. There are many wonderful agents available in Yavapai County. I suggest interviewing an agent as you would an employee.

Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Thank You,

Kathy Reynolds, Realtor® - SFR
Prudential Northern AZ Real Estate
928-925-3162 Mobile
928-713-4825 Home Office
866-860-7901 Fax
Visit me at http://www.MayerAzRealEstate.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011
Good question. You may have felt pressured when you visited an agent's website and it contained a lot of legalese related to Buyer Agency. You may be able to put the MLS number (and or address) into realtor.com. Certainly in your town you have associates who can refer you to a good agent (one who listens more than s/he talks).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 6, 2011
You may choose any agent you feel comfortable with.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 6, 2011
Pick an agent you are comfortable with, an agent that that you have confidence with. A BUYERS AGENT . This agent can research M.L.S. and find a home for you. Good Luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 30, 2011
Absolutely no. You may use the Realtor® of your choice. I have a wonderful agent in Prescott that I send my referrals to. Do yourself a favor and contact me for more information.

Most Sincerely,

Sandra J Steele, Branch Manager, Realtor®., SFR, AHWD
2185 W. Trail Blazer Drive-Cottonwood, AZ 86326

928 649-9888 Office
928 301-3898 Cell
888 460-2911 Toll Free

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 29, 2011
Only if it is my site.. just kidding,
Nope you are not obligated to buy with any agent that you do not sign an employment agreement with. Even then they have criteria in that agreement. It is called a Buyer Broker agreement in AZ. Any licensed person in Arizona can sell you real estate Realtors will have a code of ethics they follow and local Realtors will have access to MLS. Buyer's only Realtors or Buyer's agents, focus on a buyers needs and may be the best place to start. Let us know if we can help. Visit at http://everythingprescott.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 29, 2011
The short answer is no. You can use your own agent to buy the house. And chances are the agent that owns the website may not even be the listing agent for this property.

Good luck.

Jose Dias, REALTOR
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 29, 2011
You are under no obligation to buyer the home from the listing agent UNLESS the listing agent is not cooperating with other brokers (which is very rare). So, I'd just call your agent and provide him/her with the MLS number and you can go check it out.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 29, 2011
Hi Mewe,

If he hasn't already shown the house to you, hire a Buyer's Agent. This usually won't cost you anything - the seller usually pays the commission (to both the buyer's agent and the listing agent). However, if an agent has already shown the house to you, they may be entitled to the commission since they might be considered the 'procuring cause' for your purchase (if you purchase). You can still hire a buyer's agent but make sure you let them know the other agent has already shown the property to you (if this is the case).

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 29, 2011
It is always best to have a real estate professional represent your best interests. Interview a couple, three agents in your area and pick one you feel is the best one to represent you. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 29, 2011
You do not have to work with the listing agent, you can hire your own buyer broker to show you the house and negotiate the sale on your behalf. Hopefully you have not already seen the house with the listing agent though, hire a buyer broker first.
Web Reference: http://www.ScottSellsNH.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 29, 2011
Your best bet is to work with a good buyer's agent. Let you buyer's agent know which house you are interested in and they will get the information you need and work with the listing agent on your behalf to assure the transaction moves forward in your best interest.

Because the listing is on the MLS, it is an agreement that the listing agent will work with a co-operating buyer's agent. If it is the right house for you, keep your eye on the prize and not on the personalities - let your buyer's agent deal with that. Traditionally, you will have the right to a complete inspection period to discover all you can about both the physical property and the background of the property.

We hope you find just the right home to meet your wants, needs and goals.

Have a Prosperous Day!
Web Reference: http://www.ProsperAZ.com
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