In the world of real estate and specifically in the State of Texas there are some huge differences between being a Client or a Customer when involved in a real estate transaction.
As real estate Agents and REALTORS we must treat all parties with care and honesty, however once someone becomes a client, our obligations and duties to them are expanded and go beyond care and honesty. The chart below is a good summary and shows the differences.
The client relationship is established when you hire someone to exclusively represent you, so next time you are involved in a real estate transaction ensure the person you are working with is only representing YOU!
|With Representation (Client)||Without Representation (Customer)|
|Disclose Material Facts||ü||ü|
|Act According to Your Instructions||ü|
|Work to Promote Your Interests||ü|
Happy Home Buying/Selling!