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.
Can I use the same Realtor as the seller?
The agent represents the buyer as a client. Dual agent – A real estate agent may act as a dual agent representing both the buyer and the seller in a real estate transaction but only with the express consent of both parties. A dual agent shall be neutral with regard to any conflicting interest of the seller and buyer.
Is it better to work with the listing agent?
Many buyers think they will get a better deal on a home if they work directly with the listing agent. He or she actually works against a buyer’s best interests. Working with the listing agent could easily cost you money. A buyer’s agent is a realtor dedicated to the interests of you, the buyer.
Is it OK to use two 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.
Is it ethical for a Realtor to represent buyer and seller?
When working with a seller’s agent can go wrong for a buyer
The biggest issue with dual agency is that having the same person represent both sides can be seen as an ethical dilemma. “If a listing agent has already established a relationship with the seller, they may want to settle with a higher price,” says Minkiewicz.