Agency!! An important topic to discuss no matter where you live. Why? The answer is simple. Everyone deserves “proper representation.”
Many agents think they can represent both parties! I don’t understand that thinking. One agent can only represent one side and do it properly.
Other than garnering the entire commission, what’s the point of tiptoeing through a transaction?
Attempting to “keep the peace” is also referred to as “community policing.” “Proper representation” and “keeping the peace” are not interchangeable. Proper representation may require stepping out of that “peaceful box” and addressing an issue. How does one agent accomplish that without picking a side?
We are real estate agents who would be wise to “pick a side and stay there.” Have you ever witnessed an attorney representing the “plaintiff” and the “defendant?”
It’s the same principle!!! One client at a time. One side for proper representation.
This topic cannot be discussed enough. For what reason other than the full commission would one take on both sides?
Is the risk of being caught in the middle and having a failed transaction worth the effort of securing that extra money?
I’d rather earn my half of the commission and sleep well at night.