1. BUYER CASH-BACK INCENTIVE.. is the short answer
When you engage SkyHigh Properties, we will credit you, at the closing table, the amount equal to anything above a 2% co-op commission that is being offered to us, as your agent. If the commission is less than 2%, we will credit you $500 at closing. With SkyHigh Properties as your agency, you will actually make money while securing the best price for your home that market conditions allow.
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2. WE’LL REPRESENT YOU AND YOUR BEST INTEREST … AS YOUR AGENT.
Experience and market knowledge are a major asset that any successful Realtor must have. Equally important are negotiating skills, technological savvy, clear communication skills, responsiveness and client advocacy. Buying real estate can be a fun and enjoyable process or a whole lot of work and frustration. Finding an agent you are comfortable with and trust is a good first step. Transparency and full-disclosure are of highest priority at SkyHigh Properties.
For your knowledge, below are the verbatim definitions of brokerage relationships allowed in Colorado by the Colorado Real Estate Commission:
Seller’s Agent: A seller’s agent (or listing agent) works solely on behalf of the seller to promote the interests of the seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the seller. The seller’s agent must disclose to potential buyers all adverse material facts actually known by the seller’s agent about the property. A separate written listing agreement is required, which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the seller.
Buyer’s Agent: A buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the buyer. The buyer’s agent must disclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts actually known by the buyer’s agent including the buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction and, if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required, which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the buyer.
Transaction-Broker: A transaction-broker assists the buyer or seller or both throughout a real estate transaction by performing terms of any written or oral agreement, fully informing the parties, presenting all offers and assisting the parties with any contracts, including the closing of the transaction without being an agent or advocate for any of the parties. A transaction-broker must use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any oral or written agreement, and must make the same disclosures as agents about all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction-broker concerning a property or a buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of a transaction and, if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. No written agreement is required.
You can safely assume that the listing agent is the seller’s exclusive agent. Why would you choose or agree to not be represented by a Realtor to look out for your best interest? Having an agent represent you does not cost you anything. We typically get paid, when the transaction closes, a predetermined percentage of the sales price known as a cooperative commission, typically anywhere from 2% to 3%.
3. CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCRETION
Finally, when your purchase needs the utmost confidentiality we can structure the purchase to protect your identity. Commercial transactions, celebrity purchases, or assemblage of multiple properties are all good reasons to hire a broker that doesn’t share an office with multiple agents and support staff, nor is required, by law, to share information with a superior broker. Discretion is invaluable.