Huntsville AL Real Estate Agents: Fact vs. Fiction

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On January 4, 2012

The fact is that not all Huntsville AL real estate agents are created equal.   There are important differences you need to consider before choosing an agent to help you buy a home

Here are some fictional beliefs people have about Huntsville AL real estate agents and the facts behind them.

  1. Fiction:  Any agent you contact about a property is now your buyer’s agent and is looking out for your best interests.
    Fact:  When you call the agent whose name is on the For Sale sign in the front yard of the home, you’re calling the seller’s agent.  That agent is looking out for the home seller’s best interest, not yours.   Hire a buyer’s agent and ask him or her to show you homes you’re interested in seeing.
  2. Fiction:  When you hire a buyer’s agent, you have to pay their commission.
    Fact:  In most cases, the seller pays the commission for both the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent.  In a typical listing agreement, the seller agrees to pay a set percentage of the sales price and this amount is divided between the two real estate agents involved in the sale.
  3. Fiction:  Huntsville AL real estate agents won’t show you a FSBO (for sale by owner).
    Fact:  If you find a FSBO you’d like to see, ask your agent to show it to you.  Your agent will contact the property owner and negotiate commission and paperwork, such as “permission to show” or “one-time show” agreements.  If the seller is unwilling to pay commission, you may decide you don’t want to see the home, or you can choose to pay the buyer’s agent’s commission.  You then get the same service from your agent as if he or she was showing you a typical home for sale.

To get the home of your dreams at the best price and terms, hire a buyer’s agent to represent your interests.  Knowing you have an expert on your side makes any real estate experience more pleasant and profitable.

Looking for a professional buyer’s agent?  I’d be honored if you’d give me an opportunity to interview for the job.  Call me today at 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free or email me at to schedule an interview.


Having lived in the Huntsville AL area for most of his life, Mike Manosky understands exactly what makes this community special.  In fact, those who know him well will tell you he carries the same traditional values and focus on the future as Huntsville.

Mike brings with him a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Huntsville AL home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why his clients benefit from his unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Mike Manosky will help make the most of your Huntsville AL real estate experience. Give him a call today, 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free, and discover the difference he can make during your family’s move.



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