Can You Have 2 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.

Should you use multiple realtors?

There are no regulations or legislation that states buyers cannot use more than one agent or realtor; however, realtors have a code of ethics they follow, and cannot interfere with another agent’s sales. They will not want to work for a client that is not committed to them or who is attempting to use multiple agents.

Can I buy a house with a different Realtor?

The procuring cause helps real estate agents and buyers figure out who will receive the commission on a house sale. It typically comes into play when a buyer purchases a house he saw with two different real estate agents.

Do real estate agents show houses?

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. To compound the problem, let’s say there are two offers on a home.

Is it OK to switch real estate agents?

It is possible to change real estate agents and it’s better to do it sooner rather than later to avoid wasting your time and theirs. Though it is completely possible to change agents, sometimes we aren’t even certain if the situation has reached that point.

Can a Realtor sue a buyer?

Real estate agents have been known to sue their clients because: A buyer pulled out of the sale at the last moment, for no good reason, and so their agent did all of the necessary work but will now receive no commission. Buyers or sellers break a clause in the contract, without cause.

What is a fair Realtor commission?

The typical commission is 6 percent, which is split by the agent for the buyer and the agent for a seller—3 percent each. But it’s only paid by the home seller.

Can I fire my realtor if I signed a contract?

A: Yes, you can terminate the contract with your realtor. The terms by which the termination can be made should be spelled out in the contract. Most listing agreements however provide for the payment of commission if the seller terminates the agreement early or otherwise blocks or prohibits the sale of the property.

Do I have to pay a realtor if I don’t buy a house?

A: Typically you owe nothing to the Realtor and they usually cannot charge you anything as well. There are laws against what is called “advance fees” in the business. A: There are only very specific circumstances where a Realtor pursue you to have their commission paid.

Can I look at a house without my Realtor?

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You can attend an open house, or call the seller or listing agent to ask for a tour. You should be clear with the listing agent that you are buying a home without an agent. If the listing agent asks you to sign any forms, have them reviewed by your attorney first.

Can a Realtor refuse to show a house?

This is fairly normal for a Realtor. You would be surprised at the amount of “buyers” that will look at 6 or 8 houses just to dream when there is no way could buy. The Realtor has no obligation to show properties to a unqualified buyer.

Can I use two realtors to sell my house?

A: YES! All real estate contracts are negotiable! But the key is to find agents that “work” together, even if they don’t work for the same brokerage. A:The simple answer to this would be that when you list your home with a real estate company, make sure they are members of the local multiple listing service (MLS).

How long are most realtor contracts?

The length of the contract can be three months, six months, a year, or any other period you choose. Agents often don’t like taking listings for less than a month because they don’t have enough time to market the house before the listing expires. A six-month listing is average.

Why is Zillow bad?

This creates a variety of problems due to the false advertising and inaccurate data. Of all the online real estate databases, Zillow may be the very worst. It’s the most commonly used site despite the false advertising and information.

Do I have to pay estate agent fees if I pull out?

A If you withdraw from a sale, it is normal to be charged to cover the costs – such as advertising – that an agent has already incurred. And it is also normal to have to pay some or all of the estate agent’s commission but only if the contract you signed contained a “ready, willing and able purchaser” clause.