Frequently Asked Questions
If you write my offer to buy a property, are you my Agent?
Not necessarily. There are three types of working relationships in the State of Colorado between Buyers/Sellers and Agents. If you have not requested that we represent you as a Buyers Agent and have signed documentation to that effect, then we are not your Agent. We will, however, deal honestly and fairly with you at all times. Our office policy is to be Transaction Brokers and we will be happy to provide you with a copy of the definitions of the different Brokerages.
What is MLS? How does it help me?
MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. This is a service designed by area Realtors to make information on members’ listings available to all the membership. All this does is make many more professionals aware of the listings. If a Realtor other than the listing company sells a property, the Listing Broker shares the commission with the Selling Broker. It does not cost the Seller any more to take advantage of this exposure .
Do I have to buy from the company whose sign is on the property I want?
No. Any member of the local Association can sell another companies listing. So when you find a Realtor that you are comfortable with or have learned to trust, that Realtor can help you with all your Real Estate needs. As you pick your Doctor, Plumber, Lawyer, so can you pick your Realtor.
But won’t I "get a better deal" if I go through the Listing company?
No. The Seller knows what he/she wants from the sale and it makes no difference where the offer comes from.
Do you work on weekends and in the evenings?
Yes. We do ask however that you make arrangements in advance so that we can plan for after hours showings. Like you, we have families and make plans so, on occasion, we may not be available on a moments notice.
Does "Exclusive Right to Sell" mean that only you can sell my house?
No. "Exclusive" means that our company is the place to come for information on your house and the place to schedule showings. We are members of the Durango Area Association of Realtors and when you list with us your house will be in the MLS and available to all members.
Can you sell my house AND help me buy a new one?
Yes. This is a common practice in our office for people who remain in the area or upgrade.