Saturday, June 4, 2011
If you like going to Open Houses, you shouldn't have any trouble finding one -- or twenty -- this weekend. The National Association of Realtors is encouraging every agent to hold an open house. Mine will be on Sunday, 1-4, at my new condo listing: 1140 Alki Ave SW, #203
HOWEVER, if you do go to an Open House and find the home of your dreams, be careful about who you hire to write up the offer for you. Sometimes the agent holding the open house is the listing agent and sometimes it is a buyer's agent. NEVER let the listing agent write up the offer for you. Why? Because s/he represents the best interests of the SELLER, not the buyer (you). Note: many agents will be angry with me for spilling the beans on this because they want to earn a double commission.
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