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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

It's really easy to be "fair and balanced".

My problem is that is not what your clients hired you for.  They don't want you to be fair to both sides... they want you to fight like a bulldog for them.  And switching horses midstream doesn't seem fair.

Mar 24, 2017 11:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's pretty easy.  I've done it several times with the greatest of ease and with both sets of clients very happy with the outcome.  When you're with one client, you are WITH THEM.  No knowledge in your head that you wouldn't have if you were just representing them.

Mar 24, 2017 11:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and that's exactly why none of my team members participate in dual agency....pick a side and stay there...we are listing agents and we fully expect and want every buyer to have a buyer's agent....if they wander in without one, we highly recommend they get one....or we will set them up with one... but it will not be us... some insist upon not getting one.... that's in writing many times!!!  and the seller wins.... but I did my job.

Mar 24, 2017 11:48 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In Texas we have a statutory representation when the brokerage represents both parties.  It's easy you just follow the law.

Mar 24, 2017 11:42 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 You can't. 

Mar 24, 2017 10:23 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, isn't that the $64,000 question! That's why I don't believe in being a dual agent... you cannot serve two masters at the same time.

Mar 24, 2017 12:11 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

You can be fair, but you cant get the highest price for your seller and lowest price for your buyer at the same time

Mar 24, 2017 04:24 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I find another agent in the office to represent buyer.

Mar 24, 2017 02:45 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When I represent a Seller, I seek permission to bring a buyer. I can only represent one side and give them my undivided loyalty. 

Mar 24, 2017 01:08 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We have not had dual agency in Oklahoma for some time. We are a statute law representation state and not the common law of agency.

Mar 24, 2017 11:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is easy to be fair. Follow the rules in your state.

Mar 24, 2017 11:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Colorado eliminated dual representation.

Mar 27, 2017 07:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Do not takes sides, be down the middle


Mar 26, 2017 09:52 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It is a tough balancing act, which is why you shouldn't do it unless you are an educated professional capable of walking that fine line.

Mar 25, 2017 08:06 AM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Don't fool yourself-its not possible.

Mar 25, 2017 05:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We. Don't. Do. It.

Mar 25, 2017 05:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It can become very difficult, which is why I don't do it.

Mar 25, 2017 04:35 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Corey - Like Scott Godzyk said, I wouldn't be able to negotiate the highest price for the seller, and the lowest price for the buyer at the same time, so I don't do them. Other agents have no problem with dual agency, so they do them.

Mar 24, 2017 11:48 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corey Christiansen - disclosures for all the parties all the time! 

Mar 24, 2017 10:39 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have no issues with that. I does not happen often though. 

Mar 24, 2017 10:20 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If you dont think that you can then have your broker assign someone else to one party.

Mar 24, 2017 10:11 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I did it all the time with short sales.

I have my buyers agent rep the buyers and I pay her a piece of the action.

So, I technically remain arm's length.

I have done a few on my own successfully when the buyer was all in and the seller just dictates the contract terms, no negotiating.

Mar 24, 2017 09:13 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

WE don't do dual agency in my company but can be faciliators to both parties at the same time. This is not representation.

Mar 24, 2017 08:11 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

ask the broker

Mar 24, 2017 07:16 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Easy...they c.isn't you are with is the one you work hard for at that time.

Mar 24, 2017 04:55 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You have received great advice from some very wise rainers.  Neither one of us ever had trouble doing just that.  A

Mar 24, 2017 04:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

We operate in Intermediary in Texas..not dual agency.

Mar 24, 2017 04:33 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

By practicing and maintaining  a high level of disclosure

Mar 24, 2017 03:42 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Corey Christiansen Make sure all disclosures are signed and your clients know the ins and outs of dual representation. Make sure you understand your State rules and laws pertaining to dual agency.

Mar 24, 2017 02:25 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You should not!

Those who have great concern regarding this, should not do it.

Those like myself who do so many times every year, are able to be fair and continue to get referrals from those we represent.

Those who see evil in the shadow of every tree will never believe there are those who can comfortably walk in the sunshine. No effort should be made to persuade the shadow dweller otherwise. So for THEM, staying away from dual representation, representing both the buyer and seller, and with holding the benefits that are created, are the path they must walk.

Mar 24, 2017 01:57 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Your fiduciary duty is to both clients. I have always told the agents in my brokerage the only thing you wouldn't do is disclose your seller's bottom price nor your buyer's top offer to the other side (if you know them). In every other case, anything you know about the real estate would need to be disclosed to buyer - but you would do this with any buyer regardless of who represented them. And any issue with the buyer (such as financing) would need to be disclosed - but again, you would do this with anyone representing the seller.

Mar 24, 2017 12:45 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Read Chapter 1 Agency

Mar 24, 2017 12:40 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It's indeed tricky. I really don't believe in it but sometimes it works out. You should get rid of those pesky biases right now.

Mar 24, 2017 12:20 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Easy to be fair. Hard to be on the fence on every issue!

Mar 24, 2017 11:24 AM