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"Marilyn recently helped us purchase our home in Sudbury. There were a number of things that Marilyn brought to the search process that helped: local knowledge of who built which houses, streets that were more or less desirable because of traffic conditions, tips on finding neighborhoods with children, local shopping, etc. She was also very responsive to all of our questions and really helped us through the whole process. I would highly recommend Marilyn for any prospective home buyer." D.B. Tue, Jul 22, 2014

What’s a Buyer’s Agent/Broker?

A real estate buyer's agent represents the buyer who is purchasing property in a real estate transaction. Research by the National Association of REALTORS has shown that when a buyer's agent/broker is used, the prospective buyer found a home one week faster and examined three more properties than consumers who did not use a buyer's agent. The buyer's agent works for, and owes fiduciary responsibilities to, the real estate buyer and represents the buyer's best interests throughout the entire real estate process. 

A buyer's agent/broker will: 
  • Listen and evaluate the specific needs and wants of the buyer and help locate properties that fit those specifications.
     
  • Assist in securing appropriate financing.  
     
  • Assist in viewing properties -- accompany the buyer on the showings, or preview the properties on behalf of the buyer to insure that the identified specifications are met. 
     
  • Research the selected properties to identify any problems or issues to help the buyer make an informed decision prior to making an offer to purchase the property.
     
  • Advise the buyer on structuring an appropriate offer to purchase the selected property. 
     
  • Present the offer to the seller's agent and when possible, the seller on the buyer's behalf. 
     
  • Negotiate on behalf of the buyer to help obtain the identified property -- keeping the buyer's best interests in mind. 
     
  • Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (e.g. movers, attorneys, carpenters, etc.) if these services are needed. 
     
  • Most importantly, fully-represent the buyer throughout the real estate transaction.   
Marilyn Messenger, a licensed real estate broker associated with Andrew Mitchell & Company, is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and a member of REBAC, the Real Estate Buyer Agent Council.
She is also a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®) and has been representing home buyers in Sudbury, Wayland, Weston, Maynard, Stow and the towns west of Boston since 1993.
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- Paula M.
 
 

 

 

The property listing data and information set forth herein were provided to MLS Property Information Network, Inc. from third party sources, including sellers, lessors and public records, and were compiled by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. The property listing data and information are for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers having a good faith interest in purchasing or leasing listed properties of the type displayed to them and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties which such consumers may have a good faith interest in purchasing or leasing. MLS Property Information Network, Inc. and its subscribers disclaim any and all representations and warranties as to the accuracy of the property listing data and information set forth herein.

Marilyn Messenger, REALTOR
CRS®, ABR®, GRI®, Broker
Direct: 508-596-3501
MarilynMessenger@realtor.com
 
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Recommendations for Marilyn Messenger

I first met Marilyn back in 2004/5 when looking into possible REALTORS to help us sell a home [in Wayland]. She patiently waited (until 2015!) and ultimately did help us sell the home in question for what I believe to be a fair commission and a reasonable amount of time. When selling, Marilyn appreciates the balance between making an expedient sale and getting the most possible out of your property. In my experience, she was also not afraid to negotiate on our behalf. Marilyn is even tempered and professional, taking a very realistic view of how transactions and pricing will ultimately unfold. B. Davis - Burbank CA
Marilyn was great shepherding us though our first buying experience. She's highly detail-focused and tenacious at keeping momentum on target. She's warm but no-nonsense which are critical qualities for a major endeavor such as a new home. We are thankful for and enthusiastically recommend Marilyn! Julia Bertocci
I had spent a couple years day-dreaming about buying a house in the Boston Metro West area. Marilyn helped to make this a reality. Her expertise made my first home purchase much easier than anticipated. She was prompt and courteous when it came to working through the process, and her advice helped me avoid some pitfalls that often plague first-time buyers. I would not hesitate to work with her again, be it for buying or selling a home. Andrew Bays
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