Central Massachusetts Real Estate Expert

Dave Stead

When you look at any real estate in Massachusetts the agent who shows you the home may be acting as an agent for the seller, or an agent for the buyer.  A buyer agent can assist you regardless of who is listing the home or if the home is being offered for sale by the homeowner directly. 

Buyer agency came to Massachusetts in the early 1990's.  Before that, all agents represented the seller of the property.  Most homebuyers had no idea that the agent who was working with them was obligated to tell the seller's agent all about them, including their motivation, price range, and negotiating strategy.  The deck was stacked in favor of the sellers.   I started my Real Estate career at the first Exclusive Buyer Agency firm in Central Massachusetts.  The the first few years were quite a challenge.  I've got more experience representing home buyers longer than just about anyone in the region.

I earned the Accredited Buyer Representative designation (ABR) and am a member of the Real Estate Buyer Agent Council (REBAC).   As a Buyer Agent, I  have important legal and ethical responsibilities to my clients. 

I earned the highest designation available to Residential Realtors, the Certified Residential Specialist and completed training to earn the Certified Negotiation Expert  (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.  

Some important issues and laws that you'll need to know about include:

  • Radon
  • Lead paint
  • Title V and septic systems.
  • Asbestos
  • Underground Fuel Tanks
  • Disclosure Laws
  • Agency laws
  • Preparing an Offer
  • Negotiating Strategies
  • The Inspection process.
  • Re-Negotiating after the inspection.
  • The Purchase and sale agreement.
  • Appraisal
  • Stigmatized property law

Whether you're looking for your first home or your tenth home, you will benefit by having an experienced buyer agent on your side.

Click Here for a free E-guide to buying a home or contact Dave to schedule an Initial consultation