Posted by Rick(MD) on August 01, 2003 at 05:34:06:
I see you are from Ohio. I had to check the date of your post as I read your response because it sounded like the way we did business back in the 70’s and 80’s. Don’t get me wrong, there is something very interesting about how different parts of the country adopt different customs. Here in Maryland (Metro DC area), most purchasers of MLS properties are represented by Buyer Agents. The listing agent rarely sells his own listing. It is also very easy for buyers to know what the seller paid for the house since it is right there in our MLS.