When we first meet and start to get into personal information I will stop and have you read and sign a “Disclosure of Representation Trading Services.”
This form explains who the Real Estate Agent is working for (hopefully YOU) and that the information you disclose is to them is confidential. That confidentiality agreement NEVER ends even if you stop working with that realtor.
It explains the Realtor will not act in a conflict of interest and they will obey all lawful instructions you provide.
This provides you with the confidence and understanding of the professionalism and value that is provided during and after buying or selling your home. This is generally one of the largest transactions that happen in a person's life and it is important to be properly represented.
If you work with a Realtor who is working with the buyer AND the seller, one party MUST go unrepresented or find another Realtor to work with. This is to protect the buyers and sellers, ensuring that they are being advocated for properly and professionally. Just as a lawyer does not work for the plaintiff and the defendant, a Realtor should not work for both a buyer and a seller.
This form does not obligate you to work with the Realtor you signed the form with, and you may end up signing several of the forms when looking for a Real Estate Agent that suits your style. The form protects you and that is a good thing.
If you have any questions about the Disclosure in Trading Services Form please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time.