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Bazinet Realty
Linda G. Bazinet
Broker/Owner
47 Durfee Road
Dudley, MA 01571



Phone: 508-943-0667
Cell Phone: 508-864-2483
Email: Linda@BazinetRealty.com


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ABOUT THE AGENCY DISCLOSURE FORM



The Massachusetts Mandatory Licensee-Consumer Relationship Disclosure Form must be presented to you at the first personal meeting with you to discuss a specific property. The licensee can represent you as the seller (Seller's Agent) or Buyer's Agent) and also can assist you as a facilitator.

CONSUMER INFORMATION & RESPONSIBILITY:

Whether you are the buyer or seller you can choose to have the advice, assistance & representation of your own agent who works for you. Do not assume that a real estate agent works solely for you unless you have an agreement for that relationship. With your consent, licensees from the same firm may represent a buyer & seller in the same transaction. These agents are referred to as dual agents.

Also a buyer & seller may be represented by agents in the same real estate firm as designate agents. The "designated seller or buyer agent" is your sole representative. However where both the seller and buyer provide written consent to have a designated agent represent them then the agent making such designation becomes a "dual agent" for the buyer & seller. All real estate agents must, by law, present properties honestly & accurately. They must also disclose know material defects in the real estate.

The duties of real estate agent do not relieve the consumers of the responsibility to protect their own interest. If you need advice for legal, tax, insurance or land survey matters it is your responsibility to consult a professional in those areas. Real Estate agents do not have a duty to perform home, lead paint or insect inspections nor do they perform septic system, wetlands or environmental evaluations.

BUYERS AGENT

A buyer can engage the services of a real estate agent to purchase property and the real estate agent is then the agent for the buyer who becomes the agent's client. This means that the real estate agent represent the buyer. The agent owes the buyer undivided loyalty, reasonable care, disclosure, obedience to lawful instruction, confidentiality & accountability, provided, however, that the agent must disclose know material defects in the real estate. The agent must put the buyer's interests first & negotiate for the best price & terms for their client, the buyer. (The buyer may also authorize sub-agents to represent him/her in purchasing property; however the buyer should be aware that wrongful action by the real estate agent or sub-agents may subject the buyer to legal liability for those wrongful actions).

SELLERS AGENT

A seller can engage the services of a real estate agent to sell his property (called the listing agent) and the real estate agent is then the agent for the seller who becomes the agent's client. This means that the real estate agent represents the seller. The agent owes the seller undivided loyalty, reasonable care, disclosure, obedience to lawful instruction, confidentiality & accountability, provided, however, that the agent must disclose know material defects in the real estate. The agent must put the seller's interests first & negotiate for the best price & terms for their client, the seller. (The seller may authorize sub-agents to represent him/her in marketing its property to buyers; however the seller should be aware that wrongful action by the real estate agent or sub-agents may subject the seller to legal liability for those wrongful actions).

(NON-AGENT) FACILITATOR

When a real estate agent works as a facilitator that agent assists the seller & buyer in reaching an agreement but does not represent either the seller or buyer in the transaction. The facilitator & the broker with whom the facilitator is affiliated owe the seller & buyer a duty to present each property honestly and accurately by disclosing known material defects about the property and owe a duty to account for funds. Unless otherwise agreed, the facilitator has no duty to keep information received from a seller or buyer confidential. The role of facilitator applies only to the seller & buyer in the particular property transaction involving the seller or buyer confidential. Should the seller & buyer expressly agree a facilitator relationship can be changed to become an exclusive agency relationship with either the seller or the buyer.

DESIGNATED SELLERS' & BUYER'S AGENT

A real estate agent can be designated by another real estate agent (the appointing or designating agent) to represent either the buyer or seller, provided the buyer or sell expressly agrees to such designation. The real estate agent once so designated is then the agent for either the buyer or seller who becomes their client. The designated agent owes the buyer or seller undivided loyalty, reasonable care, disclosure, obedience to lawful instruction, confidentiality and accountability, provided, however, that the agent must disclose known material defects in the real estate. The agent must put their client’s interests first & negotiate for the best price & terms for their client. In situations where the appointing agent designates another agent to represent the seller and an agent to represent the buyer then the appointing agent becomes a dual agent. Consequently a dual agent cannot satisfy fully the duties of loyalty, full disclosure, and obedience to lawful instructions which is required of an exclusive seller or buyer agent. The dual agent does not represent either the buyer or the seller solely only your designated agent represents your interests. The written consent for designated agency must contain the information provided for the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespeople (Board).
A sample designated agency consent is available at the Board’s website at http://www.mass.gov/dpl/re.

DUAL AGENT

A real estate agent may act as a dual agent representing both the seller & buyer in a transaction but only with the express & informed consent of both the seller & buyer. Written consent to dual agency must be obtained by the real estate agent prior to the execution of an offer to purchase a specific property. A dual agent shall be neutral with regard to any conflicting interest of the seller & buyer. Consequently a dual agent cannot satisfy fully the duties of loyalty, full disclosure, obedience to lawful instructions which is required of an exclusive seller or buyer agent. A dual agent does, however, still owe a duty of confidentiality of material information & accounting for funds. The written consent for dual agency must contain the information provided for in the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespeople (Board).
A sample designated agency consent is available at the Board’s website at http://www.mass.gov/dpl/re




   
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