I am interested in homes I found on Trulia in Freehold and all are representing by different realtors. Would?

Asked by Ann Miller, 10040 Mon May 25, 2009

I actually have to deal with all of these different people to see the houses? I would rather work with 1-2 realtors on this. Let me know what you think.

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Amber Noble…, Agent, Morganville, NJ
Mon May 25, 2009
Hi Ann:

No; you don't have to deal with multiple Realtors. A licensed NJ Realtor can assist with negotiating and purchasing homes listed by them, as well as homes listed by other Realtors.

I always recommend that buyers and sellers identify one solid Realtor they feel comfortable with. This Realtor can serve as their confidant and resource to help them locate the best home options available.

If you don't have one particular Realtor with whom you're committed to, then consider interviewing 2 to 3 Realtors. Determine whose qualifications, personality and way of doing business appeals to you most.

Once you figure out who is best suited to you, stick with that Realtor. This way you can free up more of your time to do the fun part....finding a home you'll love!

Please feel free to check out the client testimonials on my site http://www.AmberLovesRealEstate.com

If I can be of help to you please contact me.

All the best,

Weichert Realtors (Marlboro office)
455 Route 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-831-6176-private fax

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Alice, , Middlesex County, NJ
Wed May 27, 2009

It is best to find one realtor that you are comfortable with and work with them. They are able to build a relationship with you and understand your needs. When you decide on your realtor and are comfortable then begin your search.

Allie Matthews
Orange Key Realty
60 E. Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
732 718-6515 cell anytime
732 863-6969 office
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John Sacktig, Agent, New Jersey, NJ
Mon Nov 16, 2009
Hey Vishal -

Great to see a quick on the ball Realtor out there!

The Question was asked in MAY.

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Heather Dacc…, , Monmouth County, NJ
Tue May 26, 2009
Hi Ann,
It is defintely better to work with just 1 agent. These listings are the MLS, which means all the agents have access to them. When you pick 1 agent who you feel comfortable with they will work hard for you!

Heather Daccurso
Weichert Realtors
626 Route 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728
Office: 732-577-0440
Cell: 732-580-5309
Email: heather@heatherdaccurso.com
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Karen Sluyk, Agent, Fair haven, NJ
Mon May 25, 2009
Hi Ann

Working with just one agent is definatly in your best interest.
Bounching from Realtor to Realtor makes finding your perfect home difficult on you. You should have a Realtor who will listen to your wants and needs and be knowledgable about the area you are interested in.
If you want to send me the homes you have an interest in, I would be happy to review them and give you my professional advise.
I am a local Freehold resident as well as an agent in the area. I know the in's and out's of the area pretty well.

Please feel free to contact me directly, I would love to help you find your new home.
Karen Sluyk
732-567-7152 cell
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Francine Ein…, Agent, Howell, NJ
Mon May 25, 2009

You may contact each individual Real Estate Agent that represents a property to show you the home, however, in that instance, the Real Estate Agent's releationship would be described as a "Disclosed Dual Agent", meaning that the Real Estate Agent would then be representing both the buyer and seller and therefore will not be able to put one party's interest ahead of the other party. Whereas, if you chose to work with a Buyer's Agent who would be representing you as the Buyer, the Agent would have a fiduciary duty only to the buyer and would be able to show you any property listed.

If you choose to have a Buyer's Agent represent you, you should be working with just that one agent, unless you are searching for homes in various locations that the agent does not cover.

Best Regards,

Francine Einhorn
Weichert Realtors
Office: 732-577-0440
Cell: 732-910-7390
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Judy Collan, Agent, Millstone Township, NJ
Mon May 25, 2009
Hi Ann,

It's best to find one Realtor to work with that you feel comfortable with and trust. Make sure the Realtor is a full time Realtor and they are local to the Freehold area. Any Realtor can assist you with any home listed on the MLS by any Broker. Once you fine the home you like, your Realtor will also be the one who will negotiate the offer for you and help you every step of the process and answer all of your questions.

I'd be more than happy to assit you in finding & buying your new home.


Judy Collan
Century 21 Action Plus Realy
732-221-7115 cell
Web Reference:  http://www.judynjhomes.com
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Vishal Maher…, , New Jersey
Mon Nov 16, 2009
Hello Ann,

I live in Freehold and can certainly assist you through your home buying process.
I can be reached from 6:00am - 9:00 pm -Seven days a week at my cell# 732-277-9321.


Vishal Maher
Richa Realty
Cell# 732-277-9321.
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Kathleen Sta…, Agent, OLD BRIDGE, NJ
Mon Aug 3, 2009
You know Ann, that was the mindset of buyers' when the market was still bubbling, work with the listing agent, should not have been. We are Professionals and we can represent you as a buyers' agent and you don't need to skip around, it could get you more confused. Noone owns a buyer so why not interview Realtors', pick one you like, trust and feel good about..............there are good questions to ask, just like any job..........then pick one and stay with her/him until you have found your dream house.
Web Reference:  http://www.iselluahome.com
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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Fri Jul 10, 2009
Hi Ann, yes, do let us know how your search is going - Trulia is a great place to search for properties and for agents. Your goal on both fronts is to find one in each category ;-). You'll work more efficiently with one agent for sure. Your question is a good one and reflects an area of confusion for many people entering the home search process. You do NOT need to work with each listing agent - - in fact I believe that will dilute the process greatly for you. The process of finding a home is a cumulative one and works best when you and your agent are taking each step together, because with each step, the target comes into sharper focus. If you work with many agents, you will be exhausted and unfocused, and frankly will likely encounter less commitment from the agents you contact. Pick your agent carefully, if she/he let's you down, move on, but once you find the right one for you, commit to working with her/him.

Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering Commitment to Service"
Search the MLS at http://www.feenick.com
Web Reference:  http://www.feenick.com
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John Sacktig, Agent, New Jersey, NJ
Thu Jul 9, 2009
Hi Ann,

How did it work out? did you find your Realtor? Have you gone to see houses?
If not, Give me a call and we can go see some listings other?

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Office: 732-863-6969

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Francesca Pa…, Agent, Manasquan, NJ
Thu May 28, 2009

I agree with Allie in that you should find one Realtor that you are comfortable dealing with and stick with them as you will find that once you build a relationship both you and the Realtor will become more knowledgeable about each other and most importantly, the Realtor eventually becomes quickly able to identify your needs in new property listings.

I would start by calling upon some of those listings you have found here on Trulia and asking questions of the agent. Attending open houses (which are frequently advertised here on Trulia) is also a great way to get to know agents.

The only time I would advocate a buyer using multiple agentsis when you are looking in two vastly different areas. Full disclosure of the use of multiple agents is advisable. Seeing as you are from NY, should be desire to look in Monmouth County and Ocean County, you might be better served using different agents that specialize in those areas.

Feel free to email if you have any further questions as I do not follow Trulia posts (too time consuming, sorry).

Francesca, Realtor, ePro
Web Reference:  http://www.PatrizioRE.com
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