VENICE has been recognized as one of the best places to live, and to retire, in the United States. And for good reason. With a historical downtown and Main Street, several beaches, and home to many festivals throughout the year – such as the Shark’s Tooth festival, Chalk Art festival, various food festivals – Greek, Italian, Jewish – annual holiday boat parade, a local farmer’s market, local theater, shopping and dining opportunities, multiple golf courses, boating activities, and more, there is always something to do in Venice.
Housing choices are numerous. On the Island of Venice you will find historical homes from the 1920’s, new luxury estates, and maintenance free condos. Golf course living is another option. There are many townhouse and condo developments throughout Venice. Prefer non deed restricted and no HOA? Then perhaps South Venice is for you, with an eclectic mix of housing from the 1950’s, through new construction, and an opportunity to join the voluntary South Venice association, with ferry access to a private beach, and a community boat launch.
New to the Venice area is The West Villages, one of the fastest growing master planned communities in the country. Choose from a variety of builders and communities. Construction has begun here on a new, state of the art, 8000 seat stadium that will be the spring training home for the Atlanta Braves baseball team.
VENICE FLORIDA BUYER AGENT SERVICES
Venice Buyer Agent Advantage
As a home buyer or real estate investor, you have a right to know the benefits of working with a buyer agent / accredited buyer representative. We are consumer advocates who work solely for buyers in real estate transactions. Since we never represent sellers, we always have the best interests of the buyer in mind. We take the time to work out the details of what you desire and need in a new home or condo, and we preview Florida communities and properties on your behalf to save you time, travel, and money. Since we never accept listings, we have no vested interest in showing you one property over another. Instead, we work closely with you to find the very best real estate and deal in your price range.
Traditional Florida Real Estate Agents
Florida real estate agents operate as either a “Single Agent” or a “Transaction Broker.” By law, every Florida real estate agent is required to disclose, in writing, their relationship to you. For buyers, most Florida real estate agents start out as a “Single Agent” working on your behalf. However, if they show you a home that has been listed under their broker (i.e. a Coldwell Banker agent shows you a Coldwell Banker listing), then they must legally advise you that they now represent “the transaction” rather than you and your interests.
Here is an illustrative story from True Real Estate Buyer Agent Nancy Nallin:
“My sisters live in Pennsylvania, and several years ago, they were considering purchasing a two-unit home in their neighborhood as an investment. I encouraged them to consider looking for an BA in their area, but they had already called the number on the sign in the yard, and were working with the listing agent. I told them, ‘You’re working with an agent who is obligated to sell that home for the highest possible price!’
When my sisters told the listing agent that they were considering getting their own representation, the agent stated that in order to ease their concerns, another agent in the office would represent them. Little did they realize that this arrangement was ‘not good enough’ to protect their best interests! They made an offer, but confided to their agent that the highest they could go is up to xx. Can you guess how much they paid for their purchase?”
Sign Here Please
Many home buyers don’t fully understand the implications when their real estate agent has them sign a disclosure that they’re your “Single Agent,” and then, when they are showing you their office’s listings, they have you sign a disclosure that acknowledges that they are now your “Transaction Agent.” Most buyers will simply sign to get the “legalese” out of the way without understanding that by switching from a “Single Agent” to a “Transaction Agent,” your real estate agent may no longer be representing your best interests in your home buying process.
Buyers Benefit from Buyer Agents
The best way to ensure that you are receiving the very best representation when buying Florida real estate is to enlist the free and professional assistance of a Florida Real Estate Agent who is a Buyer Agent. Buyer Agents never represent sellers or transactions. They have full allegiance to you, working to get you the best property at the best price in Florida. As a home buyer or real estate investor, you deserve to be in the “driver’s seat,” choosing a Buyer Agent whose loyalty is 100% to you 100% of the time. Buyer Agents protect you from conflicts of interest and more when buying real estate in Florida.
Our clients frequently express their pleasant surprise at the negotiation details they did not even consider or expect to work in their favor. This is part of the Buyer Agent Advantage. We are always looking out for you, the buyer. As more home buyers and investors experience the benefits of working with buyer agents, the better the transparency in real estate transactions in Florida. The traditional real estate agency was set up to protect the interests of home sellers, not buyers, but Buyer Agents are changing the way things are done, and improving the home buying experience for buyers.
Which “Buyer Agent” should you choose?
Not all “buyer agents” are “buyer agents.” If a real estate agent works for an office that accepts listings from sellers, this agent is a dual agent. A true buyers agent comes from a buyer agency or brokerage only.
When you work with an Buyer Agent at True Real Estate, you can be assured that you are getting the very best buyer representation with full service and full attention to your needs and interests in the home buying process in Florida. Contact us today to discover the incredible benefits of using an Buyer Agent when purchasing Florida real estate.
Copyright REAL ESTATE BUYER’S AGENT COUNCIL. Reprinted from REBAC.net with permission