It’s not out of the question for an agent to specialize only in listing homes for sale, while another might work strictly with homebuyers.
Most real estate agents handle about an equal number of buyers and sellers, however, so using the same professional in both roles is possible.
Can you have two different realtors?
The short answer is yes, you can work with multiple real estate agents—under certain circumstances. Working with more than one real estate agent is fine when you haven’t signed an exclusive agreement with anyone, says Adam Aguilar, a Realtor® with Reliantra in West Toluca Lake, CA.
Can you switch Realtors as a buyer?
Changing Real Estate Agents as a Buyer
As a buyer, there are certain factors to take into consideration if you decide you want to switch agents. If an agent has shown you several homes and you decide not to continue working with them, then this is acceptable.
Can you sell a house and buy at the same time?
As long as both offers go through, you should be able to sell and buy very close together. The majority of homeowners manage to do this without even needing to rent temporary housing. On most occasions, when buying and selling a home at the same time, the closing for both the buy and sell will happen on the same day.
Should I use the same real estate agent as the seller?
Buyers can catch a break on Realtor commissions if both sides are using the same agent. The biggest advantage may not be saving money, but the possibility of having a leg up on other buyers by having the seller’s agent know what the other offers are and helping you make the best offer.
Do I have to use the Realtor that showed me the house?
Agents do not work for free. You might ask, “Isn’t that the job—to show their listings?” Yes, an agent is obligated to show client’s homes, but if you are working with another agent, typically your agent will show you the home.
Should I interview multiple realtors?
Prospective agents should provide you a CMA that will justify their opinion of your home’s value and why they suggest a certain listing price or range. This is as much art as it is science. Interviewing multiple agents will help you compare this data and the arguments, and make your own very informed decision.