Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa)

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, as required by Minnesota law

Jun 15, 2016 12:52 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No it sours the relationship the same way as a prenuptial would .

Jun 15, 2016 12:26 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's required in my state that you give the disclosure to the buyer at the first meeting. 

Jun 15, 2016 10:39 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

some clients require it and some don't...A good agent knows when

Jun 15, 2016 10:36 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

For Agency Disclosure absolutely! For a buyer/broker agreement I would love to but more often than not they wont sign it.  It just isnt the norm here. I wish it was though.


Jun 15, 2016 09:33 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No. I do get it signed as we advance in the process though.

Jun 15, 2016 09:06 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Almost always and we always have the discussion at the first meeting about me representing them. I tell them that is the way I run my business.

Jun 15, 2016 08:53 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, I feel that says "I don't trust you", but that's my view.  Now I have used it once and only once, when I went to show an off market listing to a buyer.  I gave them the option of signing it and they declined.  Showed them the house and they ended up not being able to stretch enough for it, so it was a moot point.

Jun 15, 2016 08:52 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I used to but in Wisconsin we no longer have to do that.  So I usually explain the buyer agency agreement to the customer and ask them to let me know after shopping with me a few times so they know if I'm the agent they would like to work with. 

Jun 15, 2016 08:48 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Nope.  I lay it out with my buyers up front and in 8 years I've only had 1 issue with a buyer calling another agent.  

Jun 15, 2016 08:32 AM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

yes, it is a requirement in my region that you have this document signed in advance

Jun 15, 2016 04:38 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Brian England well, it is mandatory in MA....

Jun 15, 2016 03:14 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

those are the rules so I am sure we all do! 

Jun 15, 2016 02:46 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville


Jun 15, 2016 01:46 PM
Sandra Steele
Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch - Cottonwood, AZ
Integrity, Knowledge - 37 Years of Experience!!!

Yes, that is my practice.

Jun 15, 2016 01:34 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Not necessarily before a showing, but they get signed along the way.

Jun 15, 2016 12:48 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

We're supposed to do that and get a buyer broker agreement signed if we're going to represent them.  

Jun 15, 2016 12:26 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Yes.  That's something that we are required to do by law in VA.

Jun 15, 2016 11:09 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We discuss agency and how I work but the document is always signed before making an offer

Jun 15, 2016 10:30 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Brian England BBA's are mandatory in my State.

Jun 15, 2016 09:51 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

In a perfect world, yes.

In the real world, no.

Jun 15, 2016 08:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393


Jun 16, 2016 01:11 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

An Agency disclosure is mandated by the STATE and the rules for when and how it is disclosed is different for each state. This tells the consumer who you are working for.

A Buyer Broker agreement is usually an optional agreement that the agent may or may not choose to use. This asks the consumer to sign an exclusive right to represent contract which ties that person to your broker for a certain period of time.

These are two totally seperate things...


Jun 16, 2016 12:37 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes; it is the proper protocol. If they do not want to sign, "There's yer Sign!"

Jun 15, 2016 11:03 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope have never done so

Jun 15, 2016 10:42 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Yes, it is state law.  Consumers must sign something saying they have been advised about agency;  it does not have to be a buyer brokerage agreement, they can opt to be unrepresented, but they must sign a disclosure proving the agent has fully informed them of their options.

Jun 15, 2016 10:20 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Always. Period.  Not optional.  And the Buyer Advisory. And the Buyer Broker Agreement.  No signature - no showings.  Won't sign - refer to another agent in our brokerage - and - next.  We have a business model that we follow for a reason - it works!

Jun 15, 2016 10:06 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I first provide consumer notice.

Jun 15, 2016 09:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Most times, I don't have them sign until we are ready to write an offer if you are talking about an exclusive buyer agency agreement. If a buyer decides they really don't want to work with you, they'll find a way out of the agency agreement. And if they want out, what would you do? Hold them hostage?


If you're asking simply about a form explaining agency, I provide that at first substantive contact. But this form doesn't obligate them to anything in terms of a relationship.

Jun 15, 2016 09:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The disclosure is required at the first scheduled meeting but they are not required to sign it. If they do not sign, you do not have a client.

Jun 15, 2016 08:42 PM
Teniqueka Green
Lafayette, LA

I'm a new agent been licensed about a month now. I have a client that's looking to buy and we have been talking for about 2 weeks nowthrough text and over the phone. Monday I pulled out my step by step buyers guide and saw I needed to get a disclosure signed. Had completely forgot about it. Client came to an open house I would say we had an implied contract. But he comes in Saturday and we going look at more houses and I will get him to sign the form. But I totally forgot about it.

Jun 15, 2016 03:19 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I do a interview first to get to know them and make sure they are serious, and that I will be able to provide the service they will need.

Jun 15, 2016 08:58 AM