THE CONSUMER’S CHOICES IN BUYING AND SELLING REAL ESTATE IN THE STATE OF VERMONT
Vermont law allows for different types of brokerage services to be provided to Buyers
and Sellers by REALTORS®. You have the right to decide whether you want to be represented
in a real estate transaction as a Client of a REALTOR or to be an unrepresented Customer.
Right Now You Are A Customer
Vermont law requires all Real Estate Brokerage Firms and their agents meet certain
basic standards when dealing with a Buyer or Seller. All REALTORS® you deal with
must observe the following practices whether you are a Client or a Customer of the
To disclose all material facts pertaining to the property that are known by the REALTOR®;
To treat both the Buyer and Seller fairly and not knowingly distribute inaccurate
information about the property;
To account for all money and property received from or on behalf of the Buyer or
To comply with state and federal laws related to Real Estate Brokerage activity.
An unrepresented Buyer may, however, deal with the Real Estate Firm representing
the Seller as a Customer or obtain his/her own representation.
If the Real Estate Firm is representing the Seller, a Buyer Customer should not offer
or disclose information that he/she would not want conveyed to the Seller. If the
Real Estate Firm is representing the Buyer, the Seller Customer should not offer
or disclose information that he/she would not want conveyed to the Buyer.
DIANE SCHWARM REALTY CHOOSES TO WORK AS A NON - DESIGNATED FIRM