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Victor Lester, Coldwell Banker Caine in the Business Spotlight

24 Mar 2015 / by admin

With Coldwell Banker, you’re selecting the Upstate’s most trusted name in Real Estate.  Coldwell banker Caine is among the top 2% of all Coldwell Banker firms – with the #1 Coldwell Banker office in South Carolina and the entire Southern Region.  Caine’s average sales price was 38% more than the MLS sales price.  In 2013, our average sales price was $241.010 while the MLS average sales price was $174,719 according to GGAR MLS Statistics 1/1/13-12/31/13.

Real estate professionals require dedication and commitment and should display exemplary levels of professionalism.  This includes being knowledgeable about laws, policies, and procedures related to South Carolina Real Estate. I also believe that clients looking for a real estate agent, look for someone they can trust, who is accountable, and will advocate for the client and their best interests in mind at all times.  Per the National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, it is noted that honesty and integrity ranked highest as an important factor in choosing an agent ahead of their satisfaction in a real estate agent’s skills and qualities. Interestingly statistics have also shown that all buyers now frequently use the Internet up to 80% to search for homes.

Here are some distinguishing services to note between a Client versus Customer, and general principles of agency and real estate draw a distinction between clients and customers according to the South Carolina Real Estate Commission 2014-2016 core course.  Clients are those who are in a written, defined agency relationship with the real estate brokerage.  Customers are members of the public or those not represented by the agent in a particular real estate transaction. Real estate licensees owe legal obligations to both. License law states the following regarding customers:

Prospective buyers and sellers of unlisted real estate who do not choose to establish an agency relationship with a licensee but who use the services of the licensee are considered customers.

A licensee may offer the following services to a customer including, but not limited to:

a) identify and show property for sale, lease, or exchange:

b) provide real estate statistics and information on property;

c) provide pre-printed real estate contracts, leases, and related exhibits and addenda;

d) act as a scribe in the preparation of real estate form contracts, leases, and related exhibits and addenda;

e) locate a list of architects, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, lenders, insurance agents, attorneys, and other professionals; and

f) identify schools, shopping facilities, places of worship, and other similar facilities on behalf of any of the parties in a real estate transaction.

A licensee offering services to a customer shall:

a) timely present all offers to and from the parties involving the sale, lease, and exchange of property;

b) timely account for all money and property received by the broker on behalf of a party in a real estate transaction;

c) provide a meaningful explanation of agency relationships in real estate transactions;

d) provide an explanation of the scope of services to be provided by the licensee; and

e) be fair and honest and provide accurate information in all dealings

I would be honored if you would entrust me and my Coldwell Banker Caine Family to help you and your family discover a new place to call home!

Please contact me, C. Victor Lester, for your real estate needs in the Upstate area of South Carolina.

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