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We're glad that you have an interest in this market! It's an exciting and rewarding situation, with interesting older homes, new luxury developments, downtown condominiums, and well-planned family residences with lasting financial value. The Bradenton and Sarasota area has plenty of options to consider.

The National Association of Realtors recent survey of home buyers who had purchased a new home within the past five years discovered that 85% stated they would use a Buyer's Agent on their next real estate purchase.


Why Use a Buyer's Agent?


To protect your interest in a complex purchasing process.

Relying on the seller's agent to handle both sides of a deal may hamper the buyer's efforts to find out problems associated with a property, condominium, condo association, or a particular neighborhood.

Although the seller pays the commission, that fee comes out of the purchase price for the home. If you are paying for it you should use it to have somebody representing you. Most listing agreements stipulate a 6% commission. That commission will either be split by a selling agent and a buying agent or all of it will go to the selling agent.



Information on the: The Real Estate Purchasing Process


Services Offered To Our Home Buyers
  • Discuss your goals and needs
  • Offer to arrange a pre-qualification appointment with a reputable lender
  • Show you properties that meet your criteria
  • Discuss the features of a property that may affect its value
  • Present you with comparable homes sale prices in the area
  • Thoroughly review with you the seller's disclosure statement
  • Explain to you an appraisal contingency
  • Recommend professional building inspectors
  • Review the results of the inspection report with you
  • Provide you with an estimate of closing costs
  • Assist you in preparing a negotiation strategy for the property that you have selected
  • Explain and prepare a written offer on the property of your choosing
  • Accompany you on the walk-through of the property prior to closing
  • Attend your closing and help in resolving any issues that may arise
  • Contact you after the closing to follow up on any remaining details or service needs


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Contact us if you would like more information about or help with properties in the Bradenton and Sarasota area.

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Thank you for visiting the Bradenton and Sarasota Real Estate website. James Markey is a Realtor at Markey Realty and Associates, a family owned business started in 1980 by Roger and Carol Markey. As a local Realtor in the Bradenton and Sarasota Florida area, I'm ready to help you in your investment in Sarasota and Bradenton real estate, whether you're buying or selling a home. Feel free to contact me at anytime with your questions about Bradenton and Sarasota Florida real estate, or call me directly at 941-807-7617.