Written by JohnReinhardt
Last night, Fillmore hosted the Summer Pep Rally at Buckley’s Caterers in Marine Park Brooklyn.After the introductions and a brief update on company programs and vendors, the program shifted into high gear as guest keynote Al Fazio took the microphone. Al Fazio is one of the most respected real estate attorneys in the area and is currently the counsel for the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, Manhattan Board of Realtors, Staten Island Board of Realtors and Ulster County Board of Realtors. As you might imagine, Al Fazio’s experience and expertise has made him the sought after expert on many real estate matters. Fillmore reached out to Al to help us to better understand buyer’s agency and how to take advantage of the shift in the consumers desire to be better serviced when buying their homes.
For some strange reason it’s hard to understand why one of the world’s most innovative hotspots BROOKLYN is dragging behind the country when it comes to certain real estate business practices. Buyer Brokerage has become the choice of the consumer over the past 20 years and it is just popping up in some of our neighborhoods. Those of you reading this outside our marketplace are probably scratching your heads wondering how it hasn’t evolved yet. Don’t worry, that’s just how we roll here in BK.
Soon, Fillmore will be creating marketing pieces catered to attracting buyers loyalty. Our certified buyer representative will offer a special brand of service that will specialize in better representing the buyer needs. Clients will be able to see more inventory, including open listings, and under-compensated, unfavorable selling brokerage splits. We believe that over time, the industry will adapt in BK to conform with what has transpired across the country.
I’ll be discussing all the aspects of buyer brokerage and openly discuss the challenges and obstacles that we face along the way. I’m confident that we will look back at this evolution as a long overdue necessity in our constant mission to strive to provide the best services to our clients.