Buyer Agency

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Buyer Agency in Crested Butte

Are you looking to purchase Crested Butte property, a Crested Butte home or ski condo or perhaps a piece of Crested Butte land? You have found the best resource on the Internet to learn about Crested Butte, our real estate market, the community and our incredible lifestyle. You won’t find traffic jams, a stoplight or even a parking meter around here but you will discover great skiing and year-round outdoor recreation throughout our stunning mountains, river valleys and healthy forests.  Our clean air and water and vibrant community of passionate people add to the quality of life one would expect from a true Colorado mountain town.


I am here to represent you when purchasing a home, land or vacation condo in Crested Butte and Gunnison County. I know and understand the market, the properties and the process. Buying a home is very often an emotional ride especially if it’s going to be a primary residence or perhaps a second home in some far-off ski town in the Colorado Rockies like Crested Butte.


Buyers, fear not — just make sure you review these helpful tips before you make your next offer on a Crested Butte or Gunnison home or piece of land. It could give you an advantage over another buyer in the market.

What is a Buyer’s Agent?

A buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer and owes duties to the buyer which include the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent will negotiate on behalf of and act as an advocate for the buyer. The agent must disclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts concerning the buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction and whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the client.


Seller’s Agent: A seller’s agent works solely on behalf of the seller and owes duties to the seller which include the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent will negotiate on behalf of and act as an advocate for the seller. The agent must disclose to potential buyers or tenants all adverse material facts about the property actually known by the broker. A separate written listing agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the client.


Transaction-Broker: A transaction-broker assists the buyer or seller or both throughout a real estate transaction with communication, advice, negotiation, contracting and closing without being an agent or advocate for any of the parties. A transaction-broker must use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any oral or written agreement, and must make the same disclosures as agents about adverse material facts concerning a property or a buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of a transaction and whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. No written agreement is required.


Customer: A customer is a party to a real estate transaction with whom the broker has no brokerage relationship because such party has not engaged or employed the broker, either as the party’s agent or as the party’s transaction-broker.


Client: A client is a party to a real estate transaction with whom the broker has a brokerage relationship because such party has engaged or employed the broker as either an agent or a transaction-broker.