Mary MacKercher

Mary MacKercher

  • 616-887-7307 ext 1821
  • 616-887-2655
  • 616-293-5980
  • 616-887-7307
  • 194 South State Street
    Sparta, MI 49345
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Working with any type of buyer or seller for the benefit of a smooth, stress-reduced transaction.

Welcome to my Website

My name is Mary MacKercher and I would love to help you find a place to call "home".

What a Real Estate Buyer Representative is...and Why You Should Use One

What a Real Estate Buyer Representative is...

     and Why You Should Use One

What is a Real Estate Buyer’s Representative?

A buyer representative represents the consumer who is purchasing the property in the real estate transaction, not the seller. State laws vary, but usually, a buyer representative owes full fiduciary duties, including loyalty, to the real estate buyer. The buyer representative works for the buyer client and has the client’s best interests in mind through the entire real estate transaction.

The representative is compensated by the buyer through a negotiated fee or in some states the commission is split between the buyer’s and seller’s agents based on the selling price of the real estate property. It is important for the consumer to discuss the buyer representative’s compensation in the initial interview. In many cases it is recommended that the consumer and buyer agent agree to the terms of compensation prior to viewing real estate properties and sign a written agreement based on these terms. This agreement should spell out the responsibilities of both parties throughout the real estate transaction. It is important to note that in some states legislation has been enacted to protect the buyer so that where there is no written agreement, the agent will be presumed to be representing the buyer throughout the real estate transaction. Consult with your local REALTOR® form complete details when you first start the search for purchasing any real estate property.

Why Should I Use One?

As a consumer, how often do you buy real estate property? One, twice, three times in your lifetime? Purchasing real estate is a complex and major transaction with many details to be handled. In the majority of cases the seller will be represented. Wouldn’t you want to have complete and fair representation in the real estate transaction?

Real estate buyer’s representatives are responsible for protecting their clients’ best interests. Research by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has shown that when a buyer’s representative was used, the prospective buyer found his home one week faster and examined three more properties than those consumers who did not use a buyer’s representative.



1.  Choose A Real Estate Agent

2.     Go Over Agencies Before You Start

3.     Understand Realtor Terms (Description Of Line Reports)

4.  Choose A Lender

5.      Learn About Mortgages (Types, Terms, Etc…)

6.  Get Pre-Approved – Start A Loan Application

7.   Learn The Terms For Buying A Home

8.      Decide The Style And Location For Your New Home

9.      Start House Hunting

10. When You Find A Home: Write An Offer

11.            When Your Offer Is Accepted: Find An Inspector To Have The Home Inspected

12.            Help the Mortgage Lender and Realtor by Getting Any and All Documents to Them ASAP! 

13.            Your Agent Will Prepare For the Close

14.            Find The Insurance Company You Want For Your Home Owners Insurance

15.            Go To The Closing With A Bank Certified Check


Realtor Training Classes

Professional Background

Real Estate Professional

Professional Interests

Member of Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

Community Involvement

Community invlovement is very important to me.

Personal Interests

Interestes include

  • Reading
  • Pets

Personal Background

Currently, I reside in Croton, Michigan.


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