Understanding Agency - "Who Works for Who?"
Buying or selling a home may be the most important financial transaction you'll ever make. So it's a good idea to take a moment and consider the kind of relationship you will be entering into with a Realtor.
New changes effecting the type of representation a Realtor can offer you came into effect January 2018. The main update that many buyers and sellers may have had prior experience in was; "Dual Agency". Whereby a sellers agent could potentially act for a both an interested buyer and his/her principals (sellers) in the same transaction. Under new guidlines from the RECBC, this practice will no longer be permitted (except in special conditions ie; rural area's).
Note: a Realtor can act for a seller or buyer. Whomever they represent, realtors have a legal obligation to uphold the integrity of their clients while protecting and promoting their individual interests.
As a seller, Trevor's professional marketing skills and network connections can help in obtaining the maximum market value for your home. When your home is listed with Trevor through the Multiple Listings Serices (MLS), you have executed a legal agreement that also states both the terms and conditions under which your Realtor will be compensated. With over 25 years of successful community service, Trevor has the experience and local knowledge to achieve your goals.
Buyers can benefit from agent representation too. Trevor's expert knowledge of the neighbourhood, future development plans, taxes, zoning, transportation, schools and community services will help you select the property that meets your needs.
If you have any questions in this area, please call me, I'd be happy to assist you.