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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have worked with buyers on hundreds of successful transactions where I worked as the agent of the seller. Fairness is the key. You are not negotiating against anybody.

Jun 29, 2015 09:43 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I Don't work both sides.  Even though it is legal here, it just makes better sense to only work one side.

Jun 29, 2015 01:15 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our office policy on in house transactions is that buyer and seller will be represented by different agents.

Jun 29, 2015 09:26 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Evelyn. I have always recommend that each party be representeed, as the negotiation process can be pretty tricky as you well know.

Jun 29, 2015 07:44 PM
Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Roy Kelley got this one. I work a small town in a rural area and dual agency works well with me. 

Jun 29, 2015 07:33 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do work as a transaction broker. I facilitate the transaction back and forth between the buyer and seller. I help with the paperwork. You do basically the same thing as a seller's agent. I can advise a seller, but it's up to them to make the decision on pricing and other concerns. That's not my decision to make and I wouldn't do that. The agency relationship comes down to what you know about a client. You don't disclose that no matter what. 

Jun 29, 2015 02:33 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Not dual agency here.  If I do an open house and someone wants to buy my listing, so be it.  The only reason a seasoned agent would do an open house.

Transaction broker.

Jun 29, 2015 10:05 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I have never sought out dual agency...too many ethical minefields. I did dual agency only once...

Jun 29, 2015 09:56 AM
Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

I always give buyers to my team members. I don't like to be in that position, because I believe there's too much liability and it's not fair to the buyer.

Jun 30, 2015 04:40 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Evelyn Johnston Dual Agency is legal and an accepted practice in my State. Both parties are advised through a mandatory disclosure and must approve.

Jun 29, 2015 10:19 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You are talking dual agency, Evelyn... and I hate it. For me it's a conflict of interest in its purest form. I might be a dual agent maybe every 18 months or so, at best. But always explain up front to both parties what that entails.

Jun 29, 2015 09:53 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Evelyn Johnston - this is relatively easy as seller would understand the buyers pain!

Jun 29, 2015 01:58 PM