a TRUE Exclusive Buyer Agency
on Martha's Vineyard Island dedicated solely to
the representation, knowledgeable guidance and care
of buyers throughout the Martha's Vineyard real
estate purchase process --
SplitRock Real Estate, LLC
SplitRock Real Estate is a TRUE
Exclusive Buyer Agency. What I mean when I say TRUE is that
unlike other real estate agencies that will go in which
ever direction the wind blows -- either representing sellers,
buyers, both parties, or neither party, my company has a
single focus. My company is unique among real estate agencies
because I do not represent Sellers or their properties at
any time, my mission is to EXCLUSIVELY represent Buyers
and their best interests all of the time. As a result, there
is always a clear separation between the Buyer and the Seller.
Peter C. Fyler Owner/Broker,
GRI, ABR®, GREEN,
CBR®, SRES®, RSPS, e-PRO, SFR, LMC
For decades, real estate agents
in the state of Massachusetts have operated under the premise,
"Buyer Beware". The buyer thought, or was led to believe,
that the real estate agent showing them property and with
whom they were spending so much time with, was representing
them. In fact, that agent owes a prescribed loyalty solely
to the seller. Many times, it was only after the sale that
the buyer found out, the good real estate investment decision
they thought they had made was not that good after all.
In Massachusetts since
2005 real estate agents are required to present a Mandatory
Agency Disclosure Form to a prospective buyer at the first
formal face-to-face meeting to discuss a specific property.
It has been shown that the Mandatory Agency Disclosure Form
is often times misinterpreted and misrepresented by real
estate agents, and as a result misunderstood by consumers.
It is not a contract; it is merely a disclosure,
and if an agent is going to represent a buyer (just as when
representing a seller) a contract needs to be in place.
I still think buyers must be wary of disclosed
you know when you contact a real estate company inquiring
about one of their listed properties, the Broker represents
the Seller, not you?
When the time comes to engage
a Buyer Agent the first question to ask is “Could
you at any time represent a seller?” If the answer
is “Yes”, you know that agent is not an EXCLUSIVE
Buyer Agent. Other factors to consider are the agent's experience
and commitment to the business. Take your time so you can
get a sense of the sincerity that the agent conveys. Ask
for references and see what other people say about the experience
they had during their property search. I think testimonials
are very important.
You Afford Not To Be Represented?
Why should the Seller have all
the advantages of exclusive legal representation and the
buyer not have the same advantage of legal representation?
Please contact me if you would like to be exclusively represented
by SplitRock Real Estate. I know Martha's Vineyard Island,
all six Towns and I work every day to maintain current knowledge
of the real estate markets in those towns. Call me and let's
talk about your goals. I want to be your TRUE Exclusive
Buyer's Agent on Martha's Vineyard. Together we will make
your dreams come true.