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Avoiding Liabilities When Working Alongside Real Estate Agents

By Colleen L. Sahlas and Jessica Hostert
Real Estate Agents

Real Estate Agents

Avoiding Liabilities When Working Alongside Real Estate Agents

There are pros and cons to working alongside real estate agents when representing a client. A good agent can set realistic expectations for the client and educate him about the process. Agents can negotiate and fill in initial contractual terms, negotiate inspection issues, iron out party relations, recommend reputable contractors, inform a client about market conditions and property sale history, coordinate property access, assist in fulfilling municipal requirements, prepare a comparative market analysis, and provide “hand-holding” for the client.

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