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Pennsylvania law requires real estate brokers and salespersons (licensees) to deliver a 'Consumer Notice' (an explanation of business relationships available to consumers) upon first contact where a substantive discussion about real estate occurs. For your convenience you will find a link below to the Notice. Of the relationships available, my current policy is to only represent consumers as a 'Buyer's Agent'. I suggest you print out a copy and read the notice so you will be familiar with it when we first meet.
When you see a "for sale" sign on a property, or see it advertised, the real estate office is the agent for the seller. That office is obligated to get the best price for the seller and to let the seller know everything they learn about the buyer that will be to the advantage of the seller. That is why you need a buyer's agent to represent you.
The fee for my services as a buyer's agent comes from the commission the seller pays to his/her agent. As a cooperating broker I receive a share of that commission which means you get my services for free. It is "win, win" for the buyer as I represent your interests in the transaction. As a full time buyer's agent, I do not change hats to fit the transaction as some agents do.
Note: The CONSUMER NOTICE will print out on two 8.5" x 11" sheets.
The real estate law requires that I provide you with a written consumer notice that describes the various business relationship choices that you may have with a real estate licensee. Since we are discussing real estate without you having the benefit of the consumer notice, I have the duty to advise you that any information you give me at this time is not considered to be confidential unless and until, you and I enter into a business relationship. At our first meeting I will provide you with a written consumer notice which explains those business relationships and my corresponding duties to you.