Buyer Representation

There are many advantages to having buyer representation when purchasing new construction.

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Builders are Represented, Why aren't You?

Who Represents You?

My team is committed to serving your interests as a buyer in the new home purchasing process. If you agree to be represented by us you can rest assured that you have a knowledgable, competent REALTOR® in your corner. If contracted to represent you, we pledge to:

  • Respect and protect your interests
  • Provide consistent communication and service
  • Offer professional guidance and information
  • Help you make the best decisions
We do not represent builders. We represent buyers and we want to make sure you fully understand how people are represented in the Great State of Texas. To see the difference between a client and a customer click here.

How We Work

As your representative in the home buying process we look out for your interests.

We start with a counseling session to determine your wants and needs. We discuss price, location, financing, and more.

Next, we compile a list of builders that can meet your needs and show you subdivisions and floor plans that match what you are looking for.

Together we visit model homes or completed homes to look at quality and features available, before you put together a purchase offer.

We perform an analysis to determine the best offer price and terms and we work together on a negotiating strategy and draft your offer to purchase. Our team then presents your offer to the builder and negotiates based on our strategy.

Once your offer is accepted we work with you all the way through the closing process. From color selection to inspections, utility hook ups and final walk through of the home before closing.

Finally, we review final documents from the title company to ensure all the noegotiated points have been addressed and we attend the closing with you to ensure all your questions are answered.

If you are ready to discuss representation please click here and fill out the form and we will contact you right away to get you started on your road to new home ownership.

 

How Brokers Work In Texas

Information About Brokerage Services

Approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission for Voluntary Use.

Texas law requires all real estate licensees to give the following information about brokerage services to prospective buyers, tenants, sellers and landlords.

Before working with a real estate broker, you should know that the duties of a broker depend on whom the broker represents. If you are a prospective seller or landlord (owner) or a prospective buyer or tenant (buyer), you should know that the broker who lists the property for sale or lease is the owner’s agent. A broker who acts as a subagent represents the owner in cooperation with the listing broker. A broker who acts as a buyer’s agent represents the buyer. A broker may act as an intermediary between the parties if the parties consent in writing. A broker can assist you in locating a property, preparing a contract or lease, or obtaining financing without representing you. A broker is obligated by law to treat you honestly.

IF THE BOKER REPRESENTS THE OWNER:

The broker becomes the owner’s agent by entering into an agreement with the owner, usually through a written listing agreement, or by agreeing to act as a subagent by accepting an offer of subagency from the listing broker. A subagent may work in a different real estate office. A listing broker or subagent can assist the buyer but does not represent the buyer and must place the interests of the owner first. The buyer should not tell the owner’s agent anything the buyer would not want the owner to know because an owner’s agent must disclose to the owner any material information known to the agent.

IF THE BROKER REPRESENTS THE BUYER:

The broker becomes the buyer’s agent by entering into an agreement to represent the buyer, usually through a written buyer representation agreement. A buyers agent can assist the owner but does not represent the owner and must place the interests of the buyer first. The owner should not tell a buyer’s agent anything the owner would not want the buyer to know because a buyer’s agent must disclose to the buyer any material information known to the agent.

IF THE BROKER ACTS AS AN INTERMEDIARY:

A broker may act as an intermediary between the parties if the broker complies with The Texas Real Estate License Act. The broker must obtain the written consent of each party to the transaction to act as an intermediary. The written consent must state who will pay the broker and, in conspicuous bold or underlined print, set forth the broker’s obligations as an intermediary. The broker is required to treat each party honestly and fairly and to comply with The Texas Real Estate License Act. A broker who acts as an intermediary in a transaction: (1) shall treat all parties honestly; (2) may not disclose that the owner will accept a price less than the asking price unless authorized in writing to do so by the owner; (3) may not disclose that the buyer will pay a price greater than the price submitted in a written offer unless authorized in writing to do so by the buyer; and (4) may not disclose any confidential information or any information that a party specifically instructs the broker in writing not to disclose unless authorized in writing to disclose the information or required to do so by The Texas Real Estate License Act or a court order or if the information materially relates to the condition of the property. With the parties’ consent, a broker acting as an intermediary between the parties may appoint a person who is licensed under The Texas Real Estate License Act and associated with the broker to communicate with and carry out instructions of one party and another person who is licensed under that Act and associated with the broker to communicate with and carry out instructions of the other party.

If you choose to have a broker represent you, you should enter into a written agreement with the broker that clearly establishes the broker’s obligations and your obligations. The agreement should state how and by whom the broker will be paid. You have the right to choose the type of representation, if any, you wish to receive. Your payment of a fee to a broker does not necessarily establish that the broker represents you. If you have any questions regarding the duties and responsibilities of the broker, you should resolve those questions before proceeding.

Texas Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons are licensed and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). If you have a question or complaint regarding a real estate licensee, you should contact TREC at P.O. Box 12188, Austin, Texas 78711-2188 or 512-465-3960.