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Viewing Homes Without a Buyer's Agent

real estate agent keysOften, we meet with home buyers who are generally "confused" or completely unaware of how the Law of Agency works in Washington State where it concerns "Buyer's Agency."

While the agency laws of Washington State are truly intended to offer greater protection to home buyers, we find that most people do not have a good understanding of the legal relationship they may (or may not) have with a real estate agent. As a result, home buyers often place themselves in situations which may ultimately harm their negotiating power when they wish to enter into a purchase agreement.

Real Life Real Estate Scenario

A potential buyer contacts me...