You can expect the ARO to include a commission clause. Although real estate agent commissions are often paid by the seller after a transaction is completed, when the BRA has a commission clause stating a minimum indemnity (hypothetically: a certain percentage of the purchase price or a certain amount), and the seller pays the brokerage company less than that amount, you may have to pay the difference out of pocket. This is something you should understand and discuss with your broker to make sure what you need in different circumstances is clear. Every year, RECO hears about consumers who have signed either a roasting agreement or a listing agreement and then found that they had agreed to terms they didn`t want. That`s why it`s important to read every document your broker asks you to sign, ask their seller to guide you through them, and show it to a lawyer. The Buyer agrees that the sale and related information about the real estate, which the Buyer has acquired through brokerage, may be retained and disclosed by brokers and/or real estate tables (if the property is an MLS® listing) for reporting, valuation and statistical purposes and for the other use of information that the broker and/or board of directors deem appropriate with respect to the listing, marketing and sale of real estate, including the comparative conduct of market analyses. The buyer acknowledges that the buyer may not be shown or offer all the properties that may be of interest to the buyer. The Buyer hereby agrees that the terms of an offer or agreement of the Buyer for the purchase or rental of the property shall not be communicated to any other Buyer. Buyer also acknowledges that the Broker may enter into buyer representation agreements with other buyers who may be interested in the same or similar real estate that may be of interest to the Buyer, and Buyer hereby agrees that the Broker enters into buyer representation agreements with other buyers who may be interested in identical or similar real estate without the Buyer being able to assert a conflict of interest. The buyer thus appoints the broker as a broker for the purpose of giving and receiving notifications in accordance with an offer or agreement for the purchase or lease of property negotiated by the broker. While buyer representation agreements seem very formal and contain a lot of legal jargon, they are really designed to protect you and allow you a more positive and efficient home buying experience. While they ultimately need to be signed, if you plan to make an offer for a home, it would be better to have an agreement signed from the beginning to ensure that your best interests are met from start to finish.
MULTIPLE REPRESENTATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: The buyer understands and agrees that the broker also offers representation and service to other buyers and sellers. If the broker represents more than one seller or buyer for the same business or provides the after-sales service, the broker must inform all sellers and buyers in writing at the beginning of the year and before an offer is made, of the nature of the broker`s relationship with each seller and buyer. . . .