Selling a house is a very difficult job. You want to sell your home as quickly as possible and at its full value. You must also be aware of state & federal laws and how they affect your sale. This involves a lot of time, effort, and patience, as well as specialized skills and knowledge which is examplified by our firm's 85% Sell-Through Rate.
That is why most people turn to an experienced Real Estate Agency for help. When you sell your home, the Real Estate Agent will work for you as a client. You sign a contract with the agent, called a listing contract.The agent then works for you and receives an agreed commission when the house is sold.
In a seller/client relationship, the agent guides you throughout the real estate transaction, providing information on such issues as pricing your home, which purchase offers are fair, and how to structure a purchase contract to your advantage. It is the business of the Real Estate Agent to help you sell your home with minimum delay and to help you realize every dollar it is worth.
Although the Real Estate Agent works for you and owes you additional services, the Real Estate Agent must also treat his or her buyer customers fairly. The buyer is generally the customer. There is no contract between the buyer and the Real Estate Agent.
Today, however, many home buyers use a buyer's agent – a specialized Real Estate Agent who is the home buyer's client and works for the interests of the buyer. This makes it even more important for you to have an expert on your side looking out for your best interests.
Additional Resources for Sellers
1st Choice Home Inspection
536 Sunset Lane West
Hinesburg, Vermont 05461
Contact: Greg Kelsey
Phone: 802 482-4411
Buliding Inspection Services
Burlington, Vermont 05406
Contact: Greg Jeffers
Phone: (802) 658-5020
Building Inspection Services - Affiliate
346 South Street
South Hero, Vermont 05486
Affilate: Steve Hard
Phone: 802 372-3333
Grateful Dog Grooming
10694 Route 116
Hinesburg, Vermont 05461
Phone: 802 482-2977
Contact: Randi Just
Vermont Real Estate Commission's Mandatory Consumer Information Disclosure Form
4.6 Duty To Provide Vermont Mandatory Consumer Disclosure Form
(a) A brokerage firm, and its agents, shall provide a written consumer disclosure form that includes the content established by the Commission to any unrepresented person with whom an agent of the brokerage firm has substantial contact. The disclosure shall occur at the first reasonable opportunity, and it must occur before entering into a service agreement or before showing a property.
State of Vermont Real Estate Commission – Adopted Rules Effective: April 15, 2008