Georgia House Hunting Tips
It's important to know that Georgia is a 'buyer beware state'. If you are military personnel that is relocating to Georgia, it's important to know how our state laws may impact your real estate transaction. For example, when buying a home in the state of Georgia, the onus is on the individual to know and understand that there are limits on the responsibilities of real estate agents.
EXCLUSIVE Buyer Brokerage Agreement
In case you're buying a home in Georgia, you should be aware that there are limits on the responsibility of the real estate agents. Sometimes, a buyer may incorrectly assume that the agent is "working for them" and is working in the buyers "best interest". This is ONLY the case if you have signed an "EXCLUSIVE Buyer Brokerage Agreement" form. If you did not sign this form you are all on your own and anything you say or do can be used against you by the agent to benefit themselves or their seller.
EXCLUSIVE Right to Sell
Sellers almost always sign an "EXCLUSIVE Right to Sell" Agreement when they list a house with a real estate brokerage. The broker at that point is working for the seller and has a contractual duty to protect them. Buyers in Georgia are not required by law to have a representation agreement with a real estate brokerage. If you are a buyer without this protection, you may not be provided with critical information that may assist in your decision as you make a huge financial commitment. Our firm has specialized in representing the interests of military families for years and knows what information is important to you regarding values, locations, negotiations, inspections, appraisals and more. Trust your next real estate purchase to professionals that will be on your side and have the transaction experience serving military buyer clients.
Work with LERE to buy your next Georgia Home
Call (706) 869-9478 or email Drew & Christine today to receive customized information based on YOUR needs. No matter where you are in the buying process, from causally browsing listings to researching schools & employment opportunities, we can help set you on the right course. Questions we often answer include details about the following topics:
- Schools & daycares
- Housing property types, current listings, etc.
- Large employers in specific communities
- Hotels for both long-term and short-term stays
- Recreation & shopping amenities
- Medical facilities, Maps, churches, horse stables, the list goes on!