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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Not so much for foreclosures.

Feb 18, 2018 07:04 PM
Sandra Cannon
Urban Provision, REALTORS® - Houston, TX
Tech Savvy, Paperless REALTOR, ABR & CRS

I'm a BIG time stickler on the agency disclosure AND the representation agreement.  I won't open a door without these.  They do however intimidate people, but I've found that having them sign an initial agreement for only the homes we're viewing on our first day out seems to really put them at ease.  I basically present it as "I know you've never met me before, so I'd like the initial agreement to only be for the homes we are seeing on XYZ day so that you can get a chance to meet me, see how I work and how I can assist you.  If you feel I'm a good match for you after we meet, then we'll sign another agreement for a longer term".   Works like a charm EVERY time!  I also remind them that signing a rep agreement does not obligate them to buy/rent and can be terminated in writing later should they choose.

Feb 24, 2015 11:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sign this so that I an reprent you, until you sign this the state makes me look after the interests of the seller, after you sign this I owe all of my expertise to you.

Nov 11, 2019 10:17 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar


Jul 04, 2018 11:12 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It is not required in FL unless we are performing as a single agent or in a non-agency relationship.

May 03, 2018 06:26 AM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

It would be unwise to begin the work without a signed disclosure.

Feb 25, 2015 01:05 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

We first show the consumer notice. It is not a contract so people sign it . When it is the buyer agency contact they hesitate.

Feb 24, 2015 09:28 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Explain that it is not a contract or an agreement, its just a disclosure and a State Law!

Feb 24, 2015 08:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I explain to them that in NC and SC, if they don't have a buyer representation agreement by law I must represent the seller's best interests. And why would they want me to do that, as seller already has an agent watching out for them. When they understand this, they don't resist signing. But if someone is really nervouse, sign them up for two weeks and tell them if they are not happy with your services in those two weeks, there's no futher obligation. That puts many minds to ease.

Feb 24, 2015 08:11 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I discuss agency and then we go over the form. No, I've never had anyone express discomfort with it.

Feb 24, 2015 05:07 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have had people get nervous when they are presented with that form. I can understand that, too. Most people don't understand the process and our paperwork. 

Feb 24, 2015 12:26 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

At my first buyer consultation meeting, I explain them the Agency Relationships A.J. Tourigny. And yes, I have fired a buyer because he did not want to sign it! 

Feb 24, 2015 12:23 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Here in Colorado, we must identify the relationship upfront, and explain this needs to be in writing, and identifies my duties, and how I get paid. 

Feb 24, 2015 11:54 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I would emphasize that it's NOT a contract, but a disclosure and the signatures are acknowledgment of that.

Feb 24, 2015 10:46 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I had a man once that didn't like the expiration date, which was one year.  He was an investor.  I shortened the contract to suit  him.  That was 5 years ago.  We are good friends now, and he always comes to me for Real Estate advice.

Feb 24, 2015 10:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

If meeting prospects for the first time at the showing, have them sign the agency disclosure before opening the door. If they decline to sign, note that information of the form. Most will sign the form if properly presented as a requirement.

Feb 24, 2015 09:58 AM