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- Written by Rick Wesselhoff
- Published: December 24th, 2013
Congratulations... you're considering buying property in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Just like the rest of the country, Sedona real estate prices have risen over the last few years... and homes and land here can be pricey!
If you're going to take the plunge you'll need a good Realtor to help you assess the market, give you information and negotiate on your behalf.
There are many agents in town, but you'll want one that is busy enough to know what's happening in the market, but not so busy that you get lost in the shuffle.
It might help you to ask questions before you start working with an agent... so that you know upfront that you're both on the same page - and that they have the skillset to help you. Choosing an agent that's busy is important because they can guage the market better than agents who haven't had a sale in months. Working with an agent is FREE - so why not choose the best person to represent you in the purchase of Sedona Real Estate... A good way to start is by looking for an ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative - They're agents who've gone above and beyond the others and taken additional classes that show how to properly represent a buyer... your agent should be one of these! Be prepared to sign a Buyer Broker Agreement and Agency Confirmation with your agent - this is a simple form that shows what you're looking for and that you're working with a qualified agent.
The Buyer Broker Agreement solidifies the relationship and assures you that the agent will work for you as best possible and lays out groundwork for you... like making sure that you see homes with your agent, mention to other agents at open houses that you're working with someone.
This paper helps the agent feel comfortable giving information, background, and market conditions to you.
It also helps you by knowing up front that your buyer broker will work on your behalf.
As an agent we can do lots of work... we don't ask for money up front, just the security that if we work for you, you'll honor us by giving a commitment.
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