Quick Answer: Is Dual Agency Bad?

Should I allow dual agency?

When you are buying or selling a home, dual agency should be avoided.

You should never allow your real estate agent to stop exclusively representing YOU.

It is precisely what happens when you allow dual agency.

YOUR real estate agent whom you hired becomes a neutral party in the transaction.

Is dual agency ethical?

Is dual agency legal? NAR allows dual agency in its Code of Ethics. Standard of Practice 1-5 explains that Realtors® can represent buyers and sellers in the same transaction after providing full disclosure and obtaining informed consent from both parties. Most states allow dual agency for real estate transactions.

What does dual agent mean?

Dual agency is a situation to describe when a real estate agent works with both the buyer and the seller. Dual agency can also mean that the buyer and seller have separate agents at the same real estate firm, which most often happens with large brokerages with lots of listings.

As a dual agent, the real estate broker does not owe undivided loyalty to either the seller or buyer. If the buyer has previously signed this Consent for Dual Agency, the buyer must affirm the buyer’s consent for the purchase of a particular property before an offer to purchase is presented to the seller.

Can I have multiple real estate agents?

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 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.

Should buyer and seller use same realtor?

Representing Both The Buyer And The Seller. With dual agency, the Realtor takes on the role of buyer’s agent and seller’s agent at the same time in a specific transaction. A home is for sale. The Realtor offers to sell the home for the seller, while also offering to represent a buyer who is interested in the home.

What is undisclosed dual agency?

Undisclosed Dual Agency. Occurs when both principal parties in the same transaction are represented by a fiduciary without full disclosure to and approval from all parties in the transaction.

Can seller Contact buyer directly?

Buyer and Seller and Ethics

That’s why a seller should communicate through his listing agent, and the buyer should communicate through his buyer’s agent. As a general rule it certainly is not a good idea for a buyer and seller to talk directly with each other during negotiations.