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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't like it as I haven't seen most limited agency really work for the benefit of a client. But it's the client's choice and at the end of the day, you get what you pay for.

Sep 15, 2016 11:56 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Consumer Choice is always a good thing.  The Federal Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division has several pages devoted to this topic. 

Sep 15, 2016 11:13 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that agents care about this MUCH more than their clients do.

Sep 15, 2016 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,206,047
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

If client wants limited services it's their choice.

If you were the client what would want from agent?

Sep 15, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,863,555
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think every real estate agent should pick one side and represent that one side....

Sep 16, 2016 02:19 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Fred Griffin and Nina Hollander have this one.

Sep 16, 2016 01:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Nothing is good or bad but what we make it.  Choices for consumers is a good thing, as long as they understand what the choice means.

Sep 15, 2016 11:52 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suppose it depends on the client and what they want. Although whay they might want and should have could be very different

Sep 15, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

I don't believe it is my decision. The reason limited agency exists is to give the consumer choices they think are best for their situation.

Sep 15, 2016 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Fred Griffin is spot on. Check out the Federal Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division website on this topic.

Sep 17, 2016 01:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It all depends on the situation.

Sep 16, 2016 02:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Of course it is bad for the consumers.  The problem is that they do not realize what limited agency means.

 

Would you want someone to represent you only part time, or for certain events? (limited agency)

Or would you prefer undivided loyalty?(Single agency)

Eve

Sep 16, 2016 02:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Depends on who 'the one agent is' and who 'the other agent might be'.

Sep 16, 2016 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
2,939,589
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I think it is an awful idea. Full service and agency allows the agent to better take care of their client

Sep 16, 2016 02:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It can be either.

Sep 16, 2016 01:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

YOu get what you paid for.

Sep 16, 2016 01:04 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I believe in total agency and services but if the client doesn't want it then it is an indication maybe I need to move on.

Sep 16, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It would depend on the client and the laws of the relevant jurisdiction.

Sep 15, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends on the skill, expereince and knowledge of the consumer.

It is similar to "Should consumers be allowed to purchase foreclosed property that has sat vacant for five years?" Depends on their skill, experience and knowledge.

 

Sep 15, 2016 11:16 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It really depends on the agent and broker.

Sep 16, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

limited = poorer

Sep 16, 2016 11:20 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We do not have agency in Oklahoma, we have been statute law for many years.

Sep 16, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

They should choose.

Sep 16, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
5,258,060
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Limited benefits.

Sep 16, 2016 07:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Carol Williams gave you the answer I was going to post.

Sep 16, 2016 07:19 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Of course, it is limited - so they can reap only partial benefits and not full benefits.

Sep 16, 2016 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

It depends on the agreement.

Sep 16, 2016 02:08 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Absolutely, as long as the terms of the contractual agreement are disclosed to clients in a meaningful way

Sep 16, 2016 01:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Oregon is a limited agency state. We work on behalf of our clients. Whatever is in the best interest of our clients is how we conduct our business - in conjunction with the Realor Code of Ethics and our state agency regulations.

Sep 16, 2016 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It really depends

Sep 16, 2016 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't think clients know what it is for the most part and agents don't go to any lengths to explain it. I don't think it's good for clients because agents would not put same effort into this sort of representation.

Sep 16, 2016 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What-even you need to do to get business. If this is the only way you can get a listing, start there. 

Sep 16, 2016 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I like what Carol Williams said.

Sep 16, 2016 01:57 AM