OK This is my 1st Blog and it has taken me such a longtime to get my pen moving! Here Goes......
At first most agents would say Of Course!
...that's because you assume you met a buyer who called on your sign or met @ an Open House and they have decided they Loved your listing right? Well yes if your state allows Dual Agency...IF your buyer does not mind ...OR if your sellers said it was OK for you to do DUAL AGENCY! Right Of Course you should be able to write an offer on this home....the GOAL is to sell your clients home.
BUT,what IF you are a Buyer Agent who has been showing these buyers homes and they fall in love with a home that the listing agent also loves !..... Scenerio: your buyer drives by this home..goes home and a few hours later picks up his/her phone and calls the Listing Agent w/ only 1 question( innocent right?) If answer is acceptable,they will then call YOU their Buyer Agent. In the conversation w/the Listing Agent ,he/she says Oh I am looking at it as an investment possibly and proceeds to discourage the caller on the merits of this home...You now have inside information maybe??
Interesting: Who is he/she working for ? the seller(supposed to be) OR maybe himself???
Dilemma: I called sellers to make app't for 2nd showing ...I'm told contract came in 2 days ago ....Would you ask him/her if the contract was from him/her since you have inside info or not?