Agency and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Before you sell or buy, you should have a clear understanding of who’s who in real estate. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania thinks so, too. Agents can represent Sellers. Agents can represent Buyers. Sometimes agents will work with both the Buyer and the Seller when Buyers and Sellers wish it to be so. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission has written an explanation of “agency” as it applies to real estate in a document it calls the “Consumer Notice”. Pennsylvania law requires that agents have their customers read and sign this document before they have a substantive conversation together. So here it is. Please take time to read it. You can print it out, sign it, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to 215-242-3425, or mail it to Loretta Witt, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors, 8400 Germantown Avenue, Suite 2, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Then we can get down to business.
The "Consumer Notice" is a Adobe Acrobat pdf file. You will need the FREE Adobe Acrobat Program to view this file. If you do not have this program on your computer you should first down load the Acrobat Program from the www.Adobe.com web site, and then when you down load this Consumer Notice file you will be able to view it immediately.