Miami, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: As a potential home buyer, I'm I allowed to represent myself in the purchase of a home that has a listing agent?

I was able to create and agree to an owner to owner purchase. However, now that I am trying to purchase a home that is listed by a brokerage, the agent is telling me I cannot represent myself and need a realtor. This doesn't quite make sense

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Seril L Grossfeld
Seril L Grossfeld
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: You don't necessarily need your own real estate agent but you would need to present a written offer to the seller's real estate agent. If the seller's agent does not want to assist you in preparing the contract you can try to find forms for real estate transactions in Florida on the internet or retain an attorney to assist you with this. Buying real estate represents most people's most significant financial investment and you should engage a professional on some level to assist you with this.

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