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Heather Broad, Both Buyer and Seller in Maryland Heights, MO

I already have a buyer's agent; now I need a sellers agent - are REALTORs willing to work as a sellers agent

Asked by Heather Broad, Maryland Heights, MO Sun Aug 3, 2008

for me, even though I already have a buyer's agent I love? (I hadn't origially planned on selling my home, but have changed my mind...)

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Is there any particular reason you do not want to use your agent representing you as a buyer to list your home? If you are pleased with her /him now, I am sure she would be more than happy to assist you with the sale of your home. As previously mentioned, it is important to find an agent you like and feel comfortable with. I would definately interview a few realtors before I made my final decision. Make sure up front that you have a marketing plan in place and adhere to it! Do not overprice your home in todays market just to see if you get an offer, days on market makes a huge impact on buyers. Also, homes that are in prestine condition will sell FAST, so make sure your home has been thoroughly evaluated by your Realtor to ensure it showing its very BEST, first impressions are important. You may want to gather information from each realtor when you interview as to what suggestions they might have in enhancing the appearance of your home. This will give you several ideas to go by.
If I can be of assistance in any possible way, I am happy to do so.
I can be reached at 636-299-1884.

Best of Luck!!!

Sheila Gerken-Worley
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
Yes, most Realtors will act as a Seller's Agent. Have you asked your current agent to be your Selling agent? There are some agents that do not do both, but most experienced agents will act as both. When you do start your search for a listing agent be sure to interview more than one agent. You want to make sure that you find some one that your personality will mix well with. The average days on the market are increasing so it is possible that your agent will be in your life for six months or more. I have strong stats and love acting as a listing agent. Check out my website http://www.MarySoldMine.com and click on Meet Mary and my stats are listed there. Please give me a call or an e-mail if you have anymore questions.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 4, 2008
Yes, Realtors will be willing to work for you as a seller's agent even if you have a buyers agent. As others said, your buyers agent, if not an exclusive buyers agent, might be able to represent you also in the sale of your home.

However, you want to make sure your buyers agent has a track recording of listing homes for sale and that he is familiar with your local real estate market. If he is too far away, it might be better to have one local Realtor represent you in the sale of your home.

Have the two agent communicate with each other is important if your purchase is contingent upon the sale of your current home. Otherwise, the two can be independent transactions other than the stress of both buying and selling a home.

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Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
I would be more than happy to help you out. Please give me a call. Thanks, Pete
Web Reference: http://www.PeteElsner.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 4, 2008
If the agent you already have only represents buyers, there shouldn't be any problem with you employing another agent to sell your home and they should be able to assist each other if the need arises through a contingent contract (you need to sell your house in order to buy the new house). Check with your buyer's agent first and if they don't represent sellers also, I would be happy to help you. You can check my references on my web site and contact me through there if you need a seller's agent.
Web Reference: http://www.TerryWillis.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 4, 2008
Does your agent work exclusively with buyers? If not, talk to them first.

If so, then yes, the listing agent should have no problem accomodating you if you already have established a relationship with a Buyer's Agent. If they do have a problem, it's not the right fit and I would move on.

You will want to make sure that the two agents can communicate comfortably. If you offer on a home contingent on the successful close of escrow on you own home, then it's critical for the agents to be able to work well with one another. That will likely be important to the listing agent representing the house you are making an offer on. Does that make sense?

Good luck to you!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 3, 2008
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