Meet our agents:
Ellen Shaughnessy, Broker (PA+NJ) – selling real estate full-time in this area, since 2002. Broker/Owner of independent Free Bridge Realty,llc since March 2014.
MaryEllen Cox, PA Realtor. – selling real estate in this area since 2001. Focus on investment properties & commercial. In spring 2016 MaryEllen sold the Nature’s Way building & the Churchman business school in downtown Easton.
Dana Huber, PA Realtor. Dana has lived in the Easton area her whole life and teaches graphic design at NCCC. She has invested in real estate and worked on some fixers and rentals – now she’s taking her passion to the next level to help you buy & sell those.
Tara McKiniry, PA Realtor.
Buyers’ Agent / Sellers’ Agent… so – what is the difference and what are the roles of a Realtor?
If you are looking to purchase real estate, a licensed Realtor can represent your interests as a Buyers’ Agent. A buyer’s agent is hired by prospective buyers to help them find the right property and to represent them in a real estate transaction. The buyer’s rep works in the buyer’s best interest throughout the transaction and owes fiduciary duties to the buyer. The buyer can pay the licensee directly through a negotiated fee, or the buyer’s rep may be paid by the seller or through a commission split with the seller’s agent. At some point you will sign a buyer agency agreement with the Realtor that you choose to work with/ represent you in a transaction.
Why would you sign such a thing? Because it is a time investment for the Realtor and if you are working with an agent that has good experience and works hard for you – that Realtor would greatly appreciate your loyalty, since agents are paid only on commission, when a property closes.
If you want to sell real estate, a licensed agent can represent your as a Sellers’ Agent. The seller’s agent is hired by and represents the seller.
All fiduciary duties are owed to the seller. This agency relationship is created with a listing contract.
Buyers Agent or Sellers’ Agent – We work hard and get results. See the PA Consumer Notice here – it explains the roles of a Realtor. This a non-contractual form that we explain to you and you sign, when you start working with an agent.
Attention licensed agents: If you are a self-starter dynamo, and like the idea of an independent unique boutique agency, let Ellen know!