Date Tiger Woods?
“No, Thanks”

If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

–Beyonce Knowles; lyrics, “Single Ladies”

Many young, attractive singles eschew commitment in order to “play the field”: the variety, the excitement, the possibilities all seem to eclipse the quiet(er) satisfactions and responsibilities of a long-term, committed relationship.

The dating world, right?

Well, yes — but real estate, too, and specifically the world of prospective home Buyers and would-be Buyer’s agents.

Realtors have a saying: ‘when everyone represents you . . . no one does.’

Home Buyers who think that they’re outwitting the system by having multiple Realtors all scour the market for them — none of whom are doing so with the benefit of a signed Buyer Representation Agreement — quickly discover that their lack of commitment and loyalty is reciprocated.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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