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Should You Have A Realtor Represent You When Buying Your Home?

When you’re negotiating a real estate transaction, you will be likely be working with a realtor. In that transaction you will either be a customer or a client and there is a big difference between these two which is important that you understand it.

A Client has an agreement with the real estate agent and his brokerage firm. He’s signed a contract and thereby has a commitment that the realtor will represent his best interests in the purchase or sale of his property. Anyone else who is part of the transaction is considered a customer.  The real estate agents primary fiduciary duty is to the client, since that is the person that is paying him and he is obligated by contract to represent.

In any real estate transaction, there are two...

Should You Have A Realtor Represent You When Buying Your Home?

When you’re negotiating a real estate transaction, you will be likely be working with a realtor. In that transaction you will either be a customer or a client and there is a big difference between these two which is important that you understand it.

A Client has an agreement with the real estate agent and his brokerage firm. He’s signed a contract and thereby has a commitment that the realtor will represent his best interests in the purchase or sale of his property. Anyone else who is part of the transaction is considered a customer.  The real estate agents primary fiduciary duty is to the client, since that is the person that is paying him and he is obligated by contract to represent.

In any real estate transaction, there are two methods of representation:

  1. Seller Representation...

Staging Tips: How to Stage Your Edmonton House or Condo for a Successful Autumn Sale

Staging Tips: How to Stage Your Edmonton House or Condo for a Successful Autumn Sale

Home staging is a valuable tool for the home seller. It gives potential buyers the chance to see how the house or condo could look if they lived there. Some people buy new furniture if their own tastes are too eclectic while others will repaint all the walls a neutral colour so they don’t deter anybody. People who haven’t had any luck on the market may even invest in a professional staging company to give their home its best shot at selling. There are plenty of tips for home staging for every season and here are 5 tricks for staging an Edmonton house or condo for autumn.

Don’t Go Overboard on Seasonal Decorations

Fall colours can go a long way when selling a...