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Buyer Agency Agreement

Marilyn recently helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't have been happier with her patience, wisdom, and guidance. We found Marilyn to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market and she kept the process stress free by answering calls, texts, and e-mails at all hours. We were thrilled with Marilyn and highly recommend her to all prospective home buyers without reservation. - See more at: http://webhosts.ihouseelite.com/Web/AR438531/Testimonials/index/1#sthash.AzXUfWTX.dpuf

 

"Marilyn recently helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't have been happier with her patience, wisdom, and guidance. We found Marilyn to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market and she kept the process stress free by answering calls, texts, and e-mails at all hours. We were thrilled with Marilyn and highly recommend her to all prospective home buyers without reservation." Conor S.

Marilyn recently helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't have been happier with her patience, wisdom, and guidance. We found Marilyn to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market and she kept the process stress free by answering calls, texts, and e-mails at all hours. We were thrilled with Marilyn and highly recommend her to all prospective home buyers without reservation. - See more at: http://webhosts.ihouseelite.com/Web/AR438531/Testimonials/index/1#sthash.AzXUfWTX.dpuf
Marilyn recently helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't have been happier with her patience, wisdom, and guidance. We found Marilyn to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market and she kept the process stress free by answering calls, texts, and e-mails at all hours. We were thrilled with Marilyn and highly recommend her to all prospective home buyers without reservation. - See more at: http://webhosts.ihouseelite.com/Web/AR438531/Testimonials/index/1#sthash.AzXUfWTX.dpuf
Marilyn recently helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't have been happier with her patience, wisdom, and guidance. We found Marilyn to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market and she kept the process stress free by answering calls, texts, and e-mails at all hours. We were thrilled with Marilyn and highly recommend her to all prospective home buyers without reservation. - See more at: http://webhosts.ihouseelite.com/Web/AR438531/Testimonials/index/1#sthash.AzXUfWTX.dpuf


Written Agreements Benefit Buyers
 

Most consumers know that if they want to “hire” a real estate broker/agent to sell their home and represent their interests, they must sign a contract. Realtors® are not allowed to list a property without one. The contract clearly spells out the terms of the agreement including length of time, compensation and each party’s responsibility.

While buyer agency is not a new concept – it has been legal in MA for 15+ years and a few years ago the law that governs agency relationships was updated to further ensure consumer protection, many buyers and some agents still don’t understand the benefits of a written Buyer Agency Agreement/contract.

Buyers often call me to ask for help finding a home and many tell me they have had disappointing experiences with "their buyer agent." When I ask if they had a contract with the agent, they answer is almost always “no”.  Well, of course they are disappointed! How did the agent know what the buyer expected? And were the buyer's expectations realistic?

The benefit of a contract is that both the buyer and the agent know what to expect and that each is accountable. The buyer knows which geographic areas the agent covers, they know how the agent is going to be compensated, and that the agent is legally obligated to act in the buyer’s best interest.

Buying a home is a process not an event - there is a lot more involved than finding a picture on the internet or going to open houses to "look." Successful negotiations are based on trust, confidentiality, and mutual respect. Buyers, you are entitled to have a qualified broker/agent on your side to ensure you get the representation you deserve and a written agreement is the first step.

While any agent can call themselves a buyer's agent, an ABR, Accredited Buyer's Representative has additional training and is part of a network that continues to provide education and new tools for representing buyers.

Before you start looking for a house find a qualified buyer agent/broker who will listen to you and respect your needs; one who knows the market in the area, knows how to negotiate, has a network of resources - lenders, home inspectors, attorneys, movers, etc.; and who will educate you so you can make the best decisions about your new home. Real estate is about relationships so make sure you have an agent who knows and cares about your well-being.

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Marilyn Messenger is an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) licensed real estate broker associated with Andrew Mitchell and Company in Concord MA. She has been representing home buyers in Sudbury, Maynard, Wayland, Stow, and the towns west of Boston since 1993. If you are thinking about buying a home, contact Marilyn at 508-596-3501.

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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®,CLHMS, Broker
Direct: 508-596-3501
MarilynMessenger@realtor.com
 
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Recommendations for Marilyn Messenger

Marilyn Messenger is a true real estate professional. From the beginning, she worked to determine the best way to present the condo and to work with me to determine how to price the property. She followed up with me weekly, and more often, as new properties in the area came on the market in order to help us determine the best price to ask. Her online presentation of the property was superb. It was detailed and the photography worked to show the property in it best light. Marilyn worked with the Condo Association property manager to make sure all needed documents were gotten and sent to the appropriate broker, attorney, or other entity. She has great knowledge of what is needed to move a sale along, and she helped me in procuring documents and doing what was needed. She reminded me of dates that were coming up for actions to be taken. The condo sold in one week, and Marilyn's hard work and professional experience was a big part of that, I am sure. Sharon Carlisle
Marilyn is extremely thorough and attentive. Her attention to detail is unmatched. She follows up on everything and anything without being asked. She personally made my experience enjoyable and seamless. R. Davis
We were so pleased to have worked with Marilyn for a second time! Marilyn helped us to buy our first home in Sudbury 10 years ago and when we were ready to sell it, we called her again. The process of buying and selling can be overwhelming, but Marilyn helped us to sort through it all. She is a master at organization and coordination of the many parties involved in this process. She was on top of all of the details so that nothing fell through the cracks. There were multiple offers on the house we ended up buying and on our house when we sold it, and Marilyn was invaluable in helping us to navigate through those negotiations. Following her advice, we had an accepted offer on our house in just 3 days! We would definitely recommend Marilyn! J. Jackson
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