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Homebuyers Beware: Who’s Ripping You Off Now?—What You Must Know About the New Rules of Mortgage and Credit by Carolyn Warren

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20. Why You Need Agent Representation

“The real estate agent shall be absolutely honest, truthful, faithful, and efficient...”—From the first article of code written in 1913 for real estate professionals

Do you, like a lot of people, have a sneaking suspicion that your real estate agent is making a killing, at your expense?

Could you possibly snap up a better deal by calling the agent on the sign rather than using your own buyer’s agent?

What do you need to watch out for if you buy new construction from a builder?

Will you come out ahead by selling your own home?

This chapter answers these intriguing questions and more; but first, you should know that in every state, a license is required to mediate between buyer and seller for a fee, except ...

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