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Old 02-12-2019, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Originally Posted by otterhere View Post
No need to feel threatened; 99% of buyers/sellers will continue to use buyers'/sellers' realtors for the full transaction.

"Threatened?"
LOL Dream on.


Once one works around real estate a bit, over-simplifiers routinely confirm they need more help than the typical consumer.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:35 PM
 
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Meaning what? That they might purposely mess up the paperwork if they weren't representing you? I don't think anyone could legally/ethically do that. In fact, buyer and seller can totally make a deal on their own, hiring a realtor JUST to handle the final paperwork.
Actually, that may be tantamount to practicing law without a license. (State laws may vary.)
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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Under South Carolina Real Estate License Law, the listing agent works for the seller and any cooperating agents also work for the seller. If you hire a buyers agent they work for you but you pay them, unless otherwise covered under the sales contract. A real estate agent is required to disclose who he is working for to a prospective buyer so unless you have hired the agent assume they work for the seller.
Sorry, that's not how it works.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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That's what the realtors will tell you- but it's not necessarily true at all. if a FSBO wants to sell, they'll sell. I like negotiating directly with owners.
A lot of people like dealing directly with owners--especially if they can score a deal at way below market. Some owners, unfortunately, do not know what their property is worth. I like getting a deal as much as anyone, but I still won't take advantage of someone. Not everyone is like that. I recently sold one of my own houses, one that needed a few major repairs. I received a rather generous offer but I didn't think that the purchaser fully realized what some of the repairs would cost. I told him that his offer was too much and that I'd rather make sure that he had the funds to complete the repairs. I reduced his offered price by $10,000 on a cheapo, less-than-$30K house. I've been an agent for many years but money isn't everything. In fact, it has never guided how I deal with people. I'm sure that there are many agents like that...just as I'm sure that there are some who are not.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I would want my agent (be I the seller or buyer) working with the other agent to make the deal happen. I have the ultimate control and it is the word NO.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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Wow; the realtors on here are so rude. Makes you want to use one (not).
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Yep. Buyer agency came about in Hawaii in the early 80's and spread east by the early 90's. Before then all agents represented sellers. Today's buyer agent was called the sub-agent of the seller although they didn't represent the buyer in any way. In fact, it used to be if you belonged to an MLS you were required to represent the seller. So that is why we still have the system where the seller pays the buyer agent because the seller used to be paying a sub-agent that had fiduciary duties only to them.
But wait......a buyer automatically saves thousands and thousands of dollars when they don't use a buyer's agent!!!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Wow; the realtors on here are so rude. Makes you want to use one (not).
since you pluralized them, can you just name names, please? Thank you
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:42 PM
 
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since you pluralized them, can you just name names, please? Thank you
Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe ?
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Wow; the realtors on here are so rude. Makes you want to use one (not).
We're the rude ones?

Don't mistake honest for rude, just because you don't like the message. I believe that happened with your previous disaster of a transaction as well. Unless I'm mistaken, I remember you being condescending in addition to being called out for racist remarks.

If you go back to the original question from the OP you'll see good information from the agents. It deteriorated once the trolls showed up.
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