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 unethical to have two realtors?
In short, no it is not ethical to use two real estate agents. Real estate agents are only paid when the property sells. So an agent showing you homes would be working for free in good faith that they will be the agent who is getting paid when you finally find the home that you want to buy.
Can you switch real estate agents?
Changing Real Estate Agents as a Seller
As a seller, you’re also well within your rights to request to change real estate agents. However, it may be more complicated in certain cases. Sellers typically sign listing agreements with the listing realtor representing them.
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.
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.
How do you pick a realtor?
Consider these steps for finding the right agent:
- Check out the local housing market in person.
- Mingle with listing agents at open houses.
- Compare agent reviews.
- Ask for referrals.
- Interview at least three agents.
- Ask the right questions.
- Share your communication preferences.
- Clarify your motivation for selling.