You’ve probably seen the letters “BTVA” on listings you see on various real estate websites.
It’s usually in the agent remarks that are not visible to the public, but sometimes it’s included in the public remarks of MLS listings.
It stands for “Buyer To Verify All” and is a catchphrase of questionable value intended to relieve listing agents of responsibility for errors and omissions in their listings.
Nice try, but simply inserting BTVA in a listing doesn’t eliminate the listing agent’s responsibility to provide full and accurate information in their listing.
That said, buyers should double-check important details of a property, including schools, property taxes, association dues and transfer fees, etc.