From Tim Sharp REALTOR 865-705-2062 The most important factor you need to consider about real estate brokers is this, they typically work for the people selling the home -- not you. The standard practice is for the seller to hire a listing broker. That sounds simple enough. From a buyers standpoint, you will probably be tempted to tell a listing agent the highest price you are willing to pay for a house or the size of down payment you can afford.

“The sellers' agent is obligated to pass personal motives or financial intentions details on to the seller, which could hurt you in any negotiation.”  "Only a buyer's agent is obligated to provide complete confidentiality of the buyers' personal motives or financial intentions.

" We work with Buyers to obtain the best price, known incentives like the Extended Benefits of Home Buyer Credit at Closing. We will become your house-hunting team member. If it’s the perfect house for you, it' important to keep your best poker face. Get at least a block away and then call Tim Sharp 865-705-2062 Your REALTOR or Steve your buyers' agent. Don't jump up and down with excitement in the driveway. If the seller's agent sees your excitement, you can potentially lose leverage as a buyer.

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