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Steve Sedgwick
Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate
3018 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, Alberta
P: 780-431-5600
F: 780- 431-5624

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Buying without a Realtor?

I recently came across this letter that was prepared by a lawyer practicing real estate law in Manitoba.
I particaullry like the way he keeps the message simple without layering on a pile of legal jargon. 
His practical assessment and explanation is a MUST READ for anyone considering making a private purchase without a Realtor to represent their needs and interests. If you can't read the image within this blog then just click this link to my Facebbok posting of the image.

A good Realtor does so much work behind the scenes it should appear that your transacation, be it a sale or purchase, was such a simple matter. The number of hours that go into fulfilling all the needs for a client varies from file to file. When you have two good agents representing the respective needs of their buying and selling clients it is extremely likely that the transaction will proceed without a hitch. I've also had the privilege of working with agents that are less committed to providing the same quality of service and attention to detail that I do. When that happens, I don't let their inexperience or lack of skill lead the transaction to ruin. It takes a lot more work on my part to keep the deal on the rails for my clients but I willingly do so to ensure the needs of my clients are met.

If you are scouring the many available for sale by owner (FSBO) websites looking for a 'great deal' you definitely need to read this lawyer's letter. If you still want to proceed with a purchase directly with a seller that is willing to deal with you directly, I sincerely wish you the best of luck. 
As the buyer in ANY real estate transaction (FSBO, Builder, or Realtor represented) you ALWAYS have the right to seek professional sole representation to protect your interests.

If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact me.

posted in General at Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:07:35 -0600

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