What is a Buyer's Agent?

A buyer’s agent represents home buyers exclusively, instead of both buyers and sellers. We believe a Bella Casa buyer’s agent provides a distinct advantage for Yamhill County home buyers by offering dedicated, focused, and expert services for buyers alone. There are almost 200 functions that can be identified as responsibilities for a real estate broker. That is too much for any one person! So, if you’ve found your perfect home on https://brunerrealestateservices.com/, you might want to use a buyer’s agent to finalise the transaction.

The needs and services for a seller are radically different than those necessary for buyers. We have seen too many cases where a seller’s agent ends up compromising the services a buyer needs and the reverse is also true. For example, a buyer’s agent is on-call virtually around the clock. He or she needs to take personal downtime when the demands are light. But the most common times an agent is needed are on weekends, evenings, and for several days in a row – all day- when clients are in from out of town. In times like these, who takes care of the responsibilities for a seller to meet advertising deadlines, set up showings and follow-up? If seller’s agents are serving a seller well, when can they drop everything and work with a buyer for 8 hours a day for 3 days? If you are still not sure about what agent you want to go for, you can always check out sites like Get Agent and compare estate agents to see which would be the best fit for you.

There are several functions in the real estate industry and many people like to know these kinds of things to help them on how to choose a real estate agent:

Appraisers have their own licensure, as do property managers. One cannot do both or be a real estate agent at the same time. Historically, real estate agents represented only the seller who paid the commissions but they had ethical responsibilities to the buyer (disclosure, honesty, etc.). Traditionally, agents worked with buyers and sellers and often with both sides of a transaction.

Because of the increasing complexity of real estate, the greater demands on agents, and recognition that agents have become more sophisticated and able to take on more responsibility, real estate law changed in 2002. All agents had to increase their education and pass tests to become licensed as full brokers, not just agents of a Principal Broker. This extra education and training ensures that more workers in the real estate industry are able to take on more responsibility. To see some of the extra training that real estate workers might be using, people could always visit websites like Courses to see what resources they have available. Hopefully, this will help more people to become brokers.

It is for those same reasons that we believe there is an advantage to separate the responsibilities for representation of sellers and buyers. Some states have made this a legal requirement. While we do not think this is necessary, we do believe it is a wise practice. We believe a buyer’s agent provides a distinct advantage for home buyers by offering dedicated, focused, and expert services for buyers alone.

Bella Casa Real Estate Group fosters a corporate culture of sharing. We all give and we all receive; we are all the richer for it and our clients enjoy the best service available. For the really tough or unique challenges we have an enviable depth of experience and industry memory. Bella Casa Real Estate Group employs a model of multiple Principal Brokers for supervision, assistance, and problem solving. Currently we have 11 principal brokers for 30 brokers and that ratio will only increase. We also enjoy a healthy ratio of the most experienced and respected brokers in the area. Meet our team of professional brokers.

Who pays my real estate agent?

The Stats Are In… And You've Come to the Right Place

The stats are in! In 2009 the Bella Casa Real Estate Group helped more buyers than any other brokerage in Yamhill County, and ranked #2 for total volume of sales. Pretty good for a brokerage less than 3 years old!

If you’re looking for a progressive brokerage with momentum, energy, and proven strategies for success, then look no further. Bella Casa Real Estate Group may be the fresh face in real estate, but we are comprised of real estate professionals with decades of real estate success and track records.

It’s not just about closing the most deals for buyers and sellers; we want your real estate experience to be a positive one and financially profitable.

We are dedicated to serving Yamhill County and the greater Portland metro areas with the highest standards of excellence.  We are optimistically hopeful and excited about 2010!

Bella Casa Real Estate

Who Pays My Real Estate Agent?

Randy McCreith, Principal Broker Bella Casa Real Estate Group

How Real Estate Commissions Work

Like every other product or service in the world, a ‘cost of sales’ is built into the product or service charges. It takes money to design a functional product that meets needs, to appeal to the public, promote the benefits of it, and invites the customer to buy. There are substantial costs building ‘brands’ and identity, packaging strategically, marketing goods and services widely, and advertising precisely. At the point of sale, there are significant labor costs to get the product to you in a way you like. Marketing and sales are a large part of any product or service.

Whenever you buy something, you are paying commissions, fees, and expenses that allowed that product or service to come to market, pique your interest, make your life better and more enjoyable, and allow you to accomplish your goals in life.

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