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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, 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:

  1. Assisting a buyer to find a property

  2. Property Management for investment properties

  3. Property Appraisals

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.

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