Where is your agent? Oh, you don't have one! Well, that says it all. If you are serious about buying, selling, leasing or renting, you want a great representative, your own real estate professional who gives you the best of everything: information, resources, a mini education in real estate terms and who is willing to be more tireless than the Energizer bunny in finding the best possible situation for you, and, after all that, negotiating and closing the transaction in your best interests. What does it cost? Nothing directly from you..just your interest, integrity and pride in living in a place that's great for you and your family. You see, realtors do ask you to sign a representation contract. It is legally binding and spells out what your realtor will do for you. No money exchanges hands. None is taken from your pocket. When the transaction closes, the realtor gets a commission, clearly indicated, publicly noted in the listing contract provided by the broker. There is a fee and it is split between your representative and that of the seller. All clear, protective of all parties and enforceable by law. Think about it. You can choose someone you trust to represent you, a knowledgeable professional, with a just a stroke of the pen....Isn't this a great country? Many have fought and died and lived and loved to keep it that way. On this national holiday weekend, it is simple things like this that underscore that and make me ever grateful for all that is available to us. Liz, 612-986-4105.