Who is the listing agent? How do I set up a tour of this house Saturday or Sunday?

Asked by Richard, Groton, MA Thu Jan 7, 2010

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Donna Schifa…, Agent, Newburyport, MA
Sat Jan 15, 2011
I can setup a tour of this house.
Call email or txt me anytime..


Donna Schifano

Heritage Realty Associates
Call me direct: (978)376-4496 or 978.225.0099
Email: donnaschifano@heritagerealtyassociates.com
Website: http://www.westnewburymahomesforsale.com
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Val Cloutier, Agent, Londonderry, NH
Thu Jan 7, 2010
Disclosed Dual Agency... where both Buyer and Seller client receive reduced representation. Sure it can work, but at what cost? How can you possibly represent both sides in total fairness and do the best possible job at obtaining the best price, terms and conditions possible for both buyer and seller?
Yes, it's legal in MA, NH and many other states, Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's recommended...

In any case, this situation would clearly not be a Disclosed Dual Agency, as Dual Agency occurs only after a Buyer Agency relationship is formed.
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Heidi Zizza, Agent, Framingham, MA
Thu Jan 7, 2010
Also although she is the listing Agent in Massachusetts she can represent both buyer and Seller as a Dual Agent.
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Heidi Zizza, Agent, Framingham, MA
Thu Jan 7, 2010
The listing Agent is Gretchen Maguire her direct number is 617-688-5290

Happy New Year!
Web Reference:  http://www.mdmrealtyinc.com
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Val Cloutier, Agent, Londonderry, NH
Thu Jan 7, 2010
Hi Richard,

I'm happy to give you the listing agent's name and contact info, but I have to ask if you've considered working with a qualified Buyer's Agent. The listing agent is in a contractual relationship with the Seller, and is bound by law to work on their behalf, to obtain the very best terms and conditions (including price) for their client. On the other hand, a Buyer's Agent would be working for you, the Buyer. Looking at houses is just the beginning--your Buyer's Agent provides services right through the escrow period and right up to closing. Being present at Inspections, negotiations, and keeping your interests first and foremost throughout the transaction. An Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) has taken the further step to educate themselves specifically to best serve their Buyers. Working with an ABR is one of the best steps that a Buyer can take in a home purchase...

If you'd like to see this house this weekend, I would be happy to set an appointment and accompany you to the property. However, the decision in whether or not to have representation is the Buyer's choice. Should you decide to go it alone, keep in mind that the Listing Agent works ONLY for the Seller and not for you. Share only the information that you want passed along to the Seller.

The listing agent's name is Gretchen Maguire, and you can reach her at ReMax on the River in Newburyport MA.

Thanks for reading, and I wish you all the best,

Valerie Cloutier, Realtor®
MA & NH Real Estate Services
Accredited Buyer Representative
e-PRO Certified 2008

603-965-5197 Cell
800-746-8448 x424 Toll Free
603-425-1193 Fax
Web Reference:  http://www.SNHhome.com
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