Florida Waterfront - Florida Waterfront Homes - Florida Waterfront Real Estate
When you think of Florida you think Waterfront! And rightly so, Florida has over 1,350 miles of coastline with about 660 miles of beaches. Florida waterfront real estate reflects the diverse way that settlers in Florida have embraced the waterfront lifestyle. Beach bungalows, Mediterranean mini-mansions, waterfront estates, expansive water view condominiums, cozy ranch style homes, sparkling new townhouses - whatever type of home style you are looking for can be found on Florida's waterfront.
Because Florida waterfront property is a scarce commodity, timing is everything for the Buyer. Waterfront home Buyers are surprised that many homes are under contract in just a few days. That is where a dedicated Buyer Broker becomes the waterfront home Buyers biggest ally, a Florida Buyers Broker can give the Buyer the advantage they need in this evolving real estate market.
As Buyer Brokers we do not contract with Sellers, sell or list Florida property; we represent the Buyers interest exclusively. Florida Law mandates that all real estate licensees are "Transaction Brokers" which have no Agent or Agency relationship with customers. They are simply "transaction facilitators" unless they formally agree to act on your behalf. We never act as "transaction brokers". We agree to enter into a fiduciary relationship and assume the responsibilities as your AGENT by putting our commitment to you in writing.
What NAR says about Exclusive Buyer Agency - Florida Exclusive Buyer Agents
According to the National Association of Realtors® publication 2000 'Agency - Choices, Challenges, and Opportunities', Exclusive Buyer Agency is: "The practice of representing only buyers and never sellers in a transaction. The company (Brokerage) never lists a seller's property and thus never has a seller as a client." The publication goes on to say that Exclusive Buyer Agency, " Promotes a more natural relationship for agents working with buyers".
In talking about an agents who try to offer both Seller and Buyer agency it states "The buyer and seller do not have the full range of representation, any agent who lists properties for sale is used to representing sellers and has a legal commitment to protect the Sellers interest and must get the highest price possible for the property.
NOTE: Agents do NOT own "Listing Contract" the Brokerage does. Agents simply represent the Brokerage they work for.
Free to Florida Home Buyers
WaterfrontInFlorida.com and Exclusively Buyers' Realty dedicate our business to Florida Home Buyers. You may be wondering why any Real Estate Agent or Brokerage would want to work entirely with buyers and give up the lucrative Listing or Sales side of the real estate business. Most all agents start out as traditional real estate agents contracting with property owners to sell their property for the highest price possible. Some agents see this as a paradox when working with buyers. The question is... How can an agent or brokerage represent the opposing objectives of buyers and sellers without doing a disservice to one or both of the parties ?
To remedy this conflict in "agency" law, Florida laws were changed to allow a single Realtor to represent both the seller and buyer in the same real estate transaction by removing the thing that makes a real estate agent... your "agent". The "transaction broker" was born. Notice the absence of the word AGENT. Today, Florida realtors are by default, "Transaction Brokers" and do NOT provide fiduciary or agency representation, they are simply sales facilitators. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has OPPOSED "Transaction Broker" Real Estate since 1993 as parties must relinquish their RIGHT to the protections afforded by FULL REPRESENTATION of an AGENT / AGENCY relationship.
So right about now your asking yourself what's the big deal? Well here it is... acting as a "transaction broker", I would not be allowed to inform you that the Seller would take $30,000 less, if I knew it. A "Transaction Broker has NO Agent/Agency (fiduciary) responsibilities to you at all. They are simply Sales Facilitators.
Now it's an entirely different set of rules with a Buyers Brokerage. A buyers brokerage never takes listings and has no conflicting obligations with Sellers. As your Exclusive Buyer Agent I must always represent your best interest. I must also provide to you Full Disclosure of all material facts regarding properties, Total Loyalty, Complete Confidentiality and Honesty on all properties. In Florida, this can only be done in a Buyers Brokerage. We put our commitment to buyers in writing.
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About Waterfront in Florida and Exclusively Buyers Realty
Our passion, is working with Buyers. For the past eight years we have represented Buyers exclusively. My brokerage, Exclusively Buyers Realty of Florida is a Buyer Brokerage serving Florida Home Buyers where and when they need a professional and a dedicated advocate. Why, because buying a home is perhaps a person’s single largest lifetime investment and I believe buyers should have the very best representation. Accomplishing this requires never contracting with sellers to get the highest price or having obligations to promote, solicit or sell any property. So when I work with clients they get my full attention. I turn off my cell phone, listen to their comments and answer their questions. I also make it a point to keep my clients informed of each new property that meets their needs. I research all candidate properties for my clients, provide property history and insure a quality home inspection so they know exactly what their buying.
You will find the level of buyer advocacy and professional commitment we provide Buyers is quite simply, not possible in traditional brokerage attempting to service both buyers and sellers. Our Commitment to Buyers exclusively allows us to provide an Agency relationship (fiduciary representation) on each and every property with the buyers best interest... Always First.
I have lived on the water more then 25 years, and specialize in waterfront homes, waterfront condos and beachfront properties. My clients range from the Florida Keys, Sarasota, Tampa Bay and all of SW Florida. I worked for two of Tampa Bay's leading national and international real estate company's serving clients in SW Florida and achieving TOP Producer status with annual sales exceeding $22M so I know the seller side of Florida real estate. I have been a licensed Mortgage Broker but find it can conflict with my clients best interest as well as reduces the time I have for my clients. Instead, I utilize two full time mortgage bankers that provide excellent service and great rates for my clients.
Waterfront In Florida is listed in the DuPont Registry (Exclusive Properties) so I go where my clients needs require me. We are members of the Florida Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (www.FAEBA.org), the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I am a NAR certified "Accredited Buyer Representative” (ABR ) a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) as well as an "Exclusive Buyer Agent " (EBA) certified by FAEBA.org., with an Angie's List (A) rating by my clients.
Aileen Kane, CNE, ABR, EBA, Buyers Broker/Owner
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