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 you have more than one realtor when buying a house?
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 have 2 estate agents selling your house?
If you appoint two estate agents to act together for you in selling the property, this is known as ‘joint agency’ or ‘joint sole agency’. A joint sole agency contract is where the estate agents involved share the commission when the property is sold regardless of which estate agent actually finds the buyer.
Is it wrong to use two realtors?
Yes, you are violating industry etiquette buy using another Realtor, especially if you do not tell him that someone else is representing you. 2. The Realtor that shows the home and more importantly writes the offer is entitled to the commission. It’s called procuring-cause in the industry.
Can I change my realtor as a seller?
As a seller, you’re also well within your rights to request to change real estate agents. Sellers typically sign listing agreements with the listing realtor representing them. The listing agreement will have an expiration date, so you will likely have to wait until the agreement expires before changing agents.
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.
Can any realtor show any house?
Any licensed real estate agent can show any home listed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Real estate agents get paid their commission if they are considered the procuring cause of the sale. Erroneously, many agents think simply showing a home entitles them to be deemed the procuring cause in a sale.