Selling a house is a very difficult job. You want to sell
your home as quickly as possible and at its full value. You
must also be aware of state & federal laws and how they
affect your sale, such as Wisconsin’s Seller
Disclosure Law & Federal
Lead-Based Paint Rules
involves a lot of time, effort, and patience, as well as
specialized skills and knowledge. That is why
most people turn to a REALTOR® for help.
you sell your home, the REALTOR® will work for you as a
client. You sign a contract with the agent, called a listing
contract. The agent then works for you and receives an
agreed commission when the house is sold.
seller/client relationship, the agent guides you throughout
the real estate transaction, providing information on such
pricing your home, which purchase offers are fair, and
how to structure a purchase contract to your advantage. It
is the business of the REALTOR® to help you sell your home
with minimum delay and to help you realize every dollar it
Although the REALTOR® works for you and owes you additional
services, called fiduciary duties, the REALTOR® must also
treat his or her buyer customers fairly. The buyer is
generally the customer. There is no contract between the
buyer and the REALTOR®.
however, many home buyers use a
buyer’s agent – a specialized REALTOR® who is the home
buyer's client and works for the interests of the buyer.
This makes it even more important for you to have an expert
on your side looking out for your best interests.