South Carolina Agency Disclosure
Agency relationships can be a bit confusing. You want to be sure that you understand the relationship that you have with your realtor before you begin the process of buying or selling a home. In order to help you better understand agency relationships in South Carolina, we have included this excerpt from the Agency Disclosure Brochure provided by the South Carolina Real Estate Commission.
Before you begin working with a real estate agent, it is important to know the difference between brokers and real estate agents (Associated licensees). For example, a broker in charge is the person who is responsible for the entire real estate company. Associated licensees may only work through a broker in charge.
In other words, when you choose to work with any real estate licensee, your business relationship is legally with the Company and not the associated licensee. A real estate company and its associated licensees can provide buyers and sellers with valuable real estate services, whether in the form of basic customer services or through client level agency representation.
It is important to discuss this information with the real estate licensee you choose and agree on whether your business relationship will be as a customer or as a client.