Regardless of what I think of the “necessity” of written service agreements, I think it`s time we clearly defined the purpose of using a realtor to help buyers buy a home. If you don`t want representation or if you want to meet with an agent for the first time and not work with him, it doesn`t matter. The key is to understand the difference between a “customer” represented and an unrepresented “customer.” 1. The terms of the contract are standardized. Many people think that representation agreements have standard terms such as the length of the contract or the services offered. It is mandatory to sign an agreement to represent buyers in Alberta when they purchase a home with the help of a real estate agent. This is a new requirement, so it is understandable that there are some misunderstandings about these agreements, but they are actually there for a long time (they were optional). There are different types of agreements (exclusive and non-exclusive) and there is no standard term, fee or series of services included in a replacement agreement, whether for the purchase or sale of a home. We will be happy to tell you more about these agreements, contact us at any time. REALTORS® have the option of using “exclusive” or “non-exclusive” agreements in their business. In a non-exclusive agreement, the agent does not ask the buyer for an obligation, and the representative`s fees are not indicated. (For most real estate transactions, fees are paid by the seller.) 2. After the contract is signed, there is a trial period during which the contract can be terminated.
With the exception of new housing, there is no trial phase for representation contracts or sales contracts; Once you have signed a contract, you will agree with everything that is written in the contract. There are often conditions in sales contracts that have to be fulfilled for the agreement to continue, but you cannot come back just because you want to. You`ve got. B agreed to buy a house, but you have an inspection condition. You must act in good faith and remove the inspection condition, unless you find something during the inspection that would prevent a reasonable purchase from continuing the purchase. If you resigned for no good reason, the sellers would probably win if they decided to sue you. Don`t sign a contract you don`t want to sue. If you are in contact with an agent for the first time, your relationship is that of a client.
This means that you will only have the benefits, protection and services associated with an agency relationship when you enter into a written service contract to become a customer. If your agent agrees to provide routine services to a client, you can request at any time to become a customer if you feel that representation may be necessary until you sit down and write an offer.