Buyer’s Agent: Are you aware of how it works in North Carolina?
When you are purchasing property and your real estate agent is representing you as “a buyer’s agent,” then your agent is representing your best interest, NOT the seller’s best interest. Your buyer’s agent must promote your best interest, be loyal to you, follow your lawful instructions, provide you with all material facts that could influence your decisions, use reasonable skill, care and diligence, and account for all monies that he/she handles for you.
You can, however, elect to work with an agent to assist you in purchasing property who is not a buyer’s agent, but then that agent will be acting as a seller’s agent, or subagent. The agent can provide many of the same services that a buyer’s agent would provide, but just remember the agent in this case would be representing the seller, NOT you, meaning the agent has a legal obligation to obtain the best price and terms for the seller, not for YOU. The agent also has an obligation to inform the seller of any information about you that would help the seller.
Intracoastal Realty Announces Top Agents and Producers Club
Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of July. Vance Young won Closed Volume Team of the Month with $9.9M in sales and Cindy Southerland won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $3.5M in sales. Vance Young won Listing Team of the Month with $10.5M in new listings and Hugh MacRae won Listing Agent of the Month with $3.3M in new listings. Vance Young won Under Contract Volume Team of the Month with $12.5M in contracts and Joyce Barnwell won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $3.1M in contracts.
Wilmington – Lumina Station Office: Top selling, under contract, and listing team was Keith Beatty. Top selling agent was Cindy Southerland. Top listing agent was Sandra McNeil. Top under contract agent was Jane Dodd.
Wrightsville Beach Office: Top selling, under contract, and listing team Vance Young. Top listing agent was Hugh MacRae. Top under contract agent was Bob Fannon. Top selling agent was Diane Thomas.
Carolina Beach Office: Top selling agent was Alicia Devereaux. Top under contract and listing agent was Joyce Barnwell.
Oak Island Office: Top selling and listing agent was Renee Yost. Top under contract agent was Cathy Riddle.
Ocean Isle Beach Office: Top selling agent was Bob Williams. Top under contract agent was Edwina St. Pierre. Top listing agent was Linda Register.
New Homes & General Brokerage: Top selling, under contract, and listing team was Jimmy Hopkins. Top selling, under contract, and listing agent was Nicole Valentine.
It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to a close and school will be back in session in no time. The Teacher’s Fund is also getting back in full swing and can always use your help. It’s easy to support the Teacher’s Fund with Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program. Simply link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Teacher’s Fund – to do so, you will need this code: 6477.
Don’t forget allVIC cards need to be RE-LINKED for the 2013-2014 school year. Linking is easy to do with one of the following methods and has to be done each school year beginning August 1st.