Chances are when you meet a real estate agent for the first time they are going to hand you the Information about Brokerage Services form. If you are like most people I know (me included 😉), you will probably not read it. It will be one of those papers you promise yourself you will read later, and it will end up in the dreaded File 13.
This form is pretty important, and as Professional Realtors, we are required by law to give you this form before the first substantive conversation about real estate. You can also find this form attached to emails, and most all Realtor's websites. If for some reason you don't see it, ask the Realtor for a copy of it!
The purpose of this form is to inform you, the prospective client, of the duties Realtors involved in the transaction. Sometimes the Broker can / will represent both the buyer and the seller in the transaction. Do you know the Broker has to have written permission from both parties to do that? I bet you didn't.
I want you to understand how real estate works so that you can always make an informed decision. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I'm always glad to help!