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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Shuchi Agrawal Yes, it protects you and the buyer.

Apr 06, 2015 11:26 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No normally not.... I have upon rare occasion.

Apr 06, 2015 10:45 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

I never do.  It they like you they will stay with you.  I am not going to sue any one.

Apr 06, 2015 09:14 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think it is a must to have a buyers Rep agreement.

Apr 06, 2015 01:42 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, if they won't commit to me, I won't commit to them.

Apr 06, 2015 01:22 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually have my buyers sign on the second day, so we both can see if we are a good fit.  

Apr 06, 2015 12:38 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We are transactional in Oklahoma so we represent the transaction, but we do have abuyers agreement that outlines 10 core services we must provide. The good news is that order entry types have to have a special addendum saying what they won't provide that a full service REALTOR® does provide.

Apr 06, 2015 12:25 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Shuchi Agrawal you got me! I do discuss the Buyer's Agency agreement - and my compensation structure. I also go over the relationship of trust. However, only few signed agreements.

And I think I should make it mandatory.

Apr 06, 2015 12:05 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do get one. Not always at first, but shortly after the first meeting. 

Apr 06, 2015 11:58 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No. I like not having a signed agreement becaise it allows me to evalute along the way whether this is a buyer with whom I can get a deal one.

Apr 06, 2015 11:23 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not right off, but at some point I'll introduce it into the process.

Apr 06, 2015 10:31 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Shuchi, we do not as most don't in our area, but I am sure open to it after losing a client or two lately to FSBO's.

Apr 06, 2015 08:39 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Rarely. It's not common practice here but if I am investing much time and have a sense they might be talking to other agents I do.

Apr 06, 2015 08:18 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I only wish I could, but it doesn't seem to be the normal practice around here.

Apr 06, 2015 08:12 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Yes ma'am I'll show them one home with no buyers agreement.  If they want to see another they sign or I leave...

Apr 06, 2015 07:59 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
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Apr 03, 2018 10:33 PM
Shuchi Agrawal
Kanam Realty Group/Kanam Commercial - Flower Mound, TX
Serving Dallas / Ft. Worth

Thanks for your answers everyone.  I often wrestle with this and it's great to get your perspective.  In our area, people these days seem very reluctant to sign one - they want information from agents but don't necessarily want to commit.

Apr 07, 2015 09:35 AM