Working With Real Estate Agents

Smokey

Knows the Ropes
Dec 1, 2017
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Raleigh
#1
We went to 5 open houses yesterday.
One agent gave us a brochure about real estate agents and talked about it. She wanted me to sign it.
None of the others did. A couple asked us if we are working with a buyer agent.

The agent says that it is not a contract, but we just met her.
Is this standard practice?
 

Mike Jaquish

Owner, Realty Arts
Staff member
Jun 6, 2012
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Cary, North Carolina
RealtyArts.com
#2
Was this the brochure? It can come in various forms, but the message is the same.
https://www.ncrec.gov/Brochures/WorkingwAgents.pdf

If so, that one agent did the right thing, Smokey.
It's the law.
And, that brochure is not a contract. All you were being asked is a receipt indicating that the agent provided the brochure and discussed it with you.
Too many agents skip over offering the brochure and having a conversation about agent responsibilities to consumers.
 

rabbit

TREF Member
Jun 14, 2012
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#4
We talked to 4 agents and only two discussed agency.
I asked an agent about it, and she said something about not bothering with a lot of paperwork.