Post # 1
We are looking to sell our townhouse and move into a single family home. We are meeting with a potential listing agent on Friday, but there are 2 or 3 homes on the market right now that we are interested in seeing. If we like the listing agent, should we ask if she can show us the other homes? Or should we get a seperate buyer’s agent? What are the pros/cons of having one agent vs. two? Thanks in advance for any advice!
Post # 3
Get a buyer’s agent! The sellers agent will be representing them and if issues arise there is none fighting for you. We had an issue with the gas when buying our house and the sellers agent was just working with them to make sure the sale went through, they certainly were not in anyway protecting us, thankfully we had our own agent. Also the sellers agent just wants the sale of the particular house, a buyer agent is paid no matter what house you buy.
Post # 4
We’re using the same agent for both. We have our townhouse on the market currently, and have our realtor showing us single family homes as well.
Post # 6
Okay I am so sorry. I read this post completely wrong! Jenn23 is right. Wow baby brain has even affected my ability to read 😉
Post # 7
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If you like your listing agent, I don’t think there is anything wrong with using him/her to also be your buyer’s agent. the only time it would be an issue is if you were interested in a property that your agent has listed. Dual agency is all sorts of sticky, and I would be inclined to find a different buyer’s agent in that situation.
I am not sure what part of MD you are in, but our agent is Rhonda Gassert. She’s a ReMax agent, and she is effing phenomenal! She’s the pit bull you want by your side in any situation. Mr. LK and I are brainstorming for the most awesome gift ever to thank her for everything she’s done for us. She covers Harford, Baltimore, Howard, and Anne Arundle counties, plus Baltimore City, on the regular. And she’ll pretty much go wherever you need her to.
Post # 8
We’re in the middle of this right now and we’re using the same agent to list our house and buy the new one. By doing that, she’s giving us a credit of 1%–she gets 3% of the sale of our house and we get 1 of those percentages back at closing of the house we’re buying. Every bit helps!