Real Estate Agents in Orlando
Research and interview Orlando real estate agents to find a good fit.
Orlando Real Estate Agents
Buying or selling a home is an involved process, and can be a confusing experience. Choosing the right Orlando real estate agent is an important part of helping to make the process go smoothly. All states regulate and license real estate agents and brokers. And real estate brokers and agents must meet state-mandated levels of education, training and testing.
There are different types of agents. As a buyer, you want to select an Orlando real estate agent whose primary obligation is to help you find a home that meets your needs and fits your budget
There are at least four different types of real estate agents in Orlando:
A listing (seller’s) agent is an Orlando real estate agent who represents the seller. This agent is hired to market and sell a particular home. He or she is legally obligated to help the seller obtain the best possible price for the home.
New Homes Sales Agents work for a builder or developer in a planned community or a condo building. They are generally under contract to that builder and their job is to sell you one of the builder’s homes or condos, making the best deal for the builder that they can.
Exclusive Buyer Agents are associated with brokers who work only for buyers, and do not list any homes for sale. The buyer agent will not sell you any particular home. They are there to counsel and help you find the right home at the best possible price. In the case of a new home or condo, a buyer agent can negotiate to get price incentives and a good upgrade package.
A buyer’s agent who works for a listing broker, is not an exclusive buyer agent. This kind of agent can be obligated to show and recommend homes represented by his/her agency, and he or she won’t be able to disclose certain things about the seller, if that seller is represented by the agency.