Hiring a Real Estate Broker in North Carolina

Understanding Agency is important!

Hiring a Buyer's Agent

When buying (or selling) real estate in North Carolina, a real estate agent can represent you in several different ways. If you want the agent/broker to represent only your interests - you want a buyer's agent. If you are willing for the agent/broker to represent both you and the seller at the same time - you are authorizing a dual agent. If you do not want anyone to represent you, than by default, they become the seller's sub-agent. Although we are willing to represent you in the capacity that you are comfortable with, we highly recommend you sign a Buyer's Agency agreement with us so that our duties are solely to your benefit.

As your Buyer's Agent we are bound by law to perform the following duties

  1. Promote your best interests
  2. Be loyal to you
  3. Follow your lawful instructions
  4. Provide you with all material facts that could influence your decision
  5. Use reasonable skill, care and diligence
  6. Account for all monies we handle for you

These duties are an absolute minimum. Our goal is to have a completely satisfied client who would recommend our services to others and would employ us again if they needed to buy or sell any real estate. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the market, our experience as buyer's agents, and our success in buying and selling homes in the Triangle area.

Keep in mind that until you agree to hire an agent, we represent the seller by default. Therefore, avoid disclosing any confidential information that you would not want a seller to know until you are confident that you have chosen your agent and executed a Buyer's Agency agreement.

For more information about agency, we recommend you review the mandatory brochure "Working with Real Estate Agents", published by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

We have years of experience representing buyers and sellers. We understand the process from both sides of the transaction.

We can quickly identify the homes that fit your criteria and arrange for you to view and inspect these homes. We can help discover any potential problems and/or assets of a home. At NC Realty Solutions, we are dedicated to helping you find the right home for you and your family. Don't spend hours searching all the websites out there on your own! We can set you up on your own private search engine that will allow you to search the local MLS in "real time." Our search engine will instantly alert you to homes that match your criteria. You will be notified by email when a new listing comes on the market, photos are updated, or if it has a price reduction. This can save you hours of searching on your own, while also allowing you to be first in viewing homes as they come on the market!

In addition to identifying prospective homes for you, we can help educate you on the area. We have knowledge about the schools, parks and recreation facilities and programs, local shopping, transportation issues and future development. We can also provide you with information on the prices of comparable homes in surrounding neighborhoods.

Buying a home involves many other professionals. As a buyer you will most likely need the services of an attorney, appraiser, home inspector, pest inspector, mortgage company, insurance company, and possibly other professionals such as general contractors or engineers. With our extensive referral network we can recommend several different professionals in these areas to allow you to choose the best one for you.

Perhaps the single most important service that we can provide you as your Buyer's Agent is preparing and presenting the offer to purchase. Most buyers should never make an offer to the seller directly or use a dual agent. Unless you have specific training and experience in this type of contract negotiations, let us handle this for you. The offer to purchase is the beginning of the protracted, detailed negotiation of a legal contract that will set the stage for the terms and conditions under which you will purchase your new home. It is crucial that an experienced professional is negotiating on your behalf.