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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why is this question asked anonymously?   

Mar 28, 2017 04:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,843,220
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Always.

Mar 27, 2017 07:04 PM
Rainmaker
875,035
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Whenever they don't feel right about their agent representing both sides in a transaction, which to me would be quite often.

Mar 27, 2017 07:36 PM
Rainmaker
522,581
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

When the agent cannot be trusted to uphold their fiduciary duties to both parties. 

Mar 27, 2017 06:32 PM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Now.

Mar 27, 2017 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,316,496
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Because it is IMPOSSIBLE to sell a home for the highest price for the seller and get the home at the lowest price for the buyer at the same time

Mar 27, 2017 04:29 PM
Ambassador
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

When their agent uses an anonymous image.

Mar 27, 2017 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
609,166
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

always.

every time.

Eve

Mar 27, 2017 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
142,696
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

When they do not have a comfort level or a thorough understanding of dual agency is.

Mar 27, 2017 07:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,164,696
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Every instance!

Mar 27, 2017 06:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When they are more interested in a either a "win/lose" or a "no deal" rather than a "win/win".

Mar 27, 2017 05:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't see many situations that it is even in the client's best interest.

Mar 27, 2017 05:40 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Anytime!

Mar 27, 2017 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
598,659
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I am against duals because it is a barbaric practice. Killing someone over a slight? Terrible!

Mar 29, 2017 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,710,908
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

I have seen the many answers against dual agency.  Not that I disagree with them, but there are times I've seen an advantage to the buyer to accept dual agency.  In a hot market, I believe buying through the listing agent can give the buyer a better chance of getting the home they want.  There are risks in this, if they are willing to accept them.  

Mar 28, 2017 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,208,162
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'll share two opposing concepts: I'd personally never do dual agency if I didn't have a relationship already with the agent. As a buyer or seller, I do not recommend it.

Now, conversely, as a Realtor, I do them quite often.

If you have an issue with dual agency, you really are saying you have an issue with the agent.

Dual agency was how we did real estate until the 1970's. I do it on a few deals every year. I pass on doing it occasionally, it's a gut feeling for me as an agent...I'll bring in my buyer's agent to rep the buyer and I remain arm's length with the seller, even though both sides ultimately are mine.

Mar 28, 2017 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
6,513,934
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The answer is not the same in all of the states. Talk with your broker.

Mar 28, 2017 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,028,531
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

When they feel their best interests are not being represented. Personally, not a big fan of dual agency.

Mar 28, 2017 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
726,760
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Anthony is right

Mar 28, 2017 03:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,845,578
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If they don't feel comfortable with the situation, they should say no. 

Mar 28, 2017 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is their decision. Probably if they do not trust their agent? 

Mar 27, 2017 11:58 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

If they don't like it, say it in the beginning - at the time of signing the contract.

Mar 27, 2017 11:01 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When there is no trust!

Mar 27, 2017 10:33 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

It's up to the client. They should be informed and definitely understand the situation.  It's not always a good decision.

Mar 27, 2017 10:26 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What Troy Erickson said!

Mar 27, 2017 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

When they don't want to allow it.

Mar 27, 2017 07:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is up to him.

Mar 27, 2017 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

If they need advice , counsel,strategy in the transaction !

Mar 27, 2017 05:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

When they expect, deserve and want to actually be REPRESENTED!

Mar 08, 2018 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,859,128
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Colorado no longer has dual agency.

Mar 30, 2017 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If they don't want their best and most vested salesman (the listing agent) to sell the buyers.  No buyers agent is going to do as good of a job selling the home as the listing agent can.  Plain and simple.  Why go into battle with your best weapons off the table?

Mar 28, 2017 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,633,742
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance


What about a Transactional Agency?  Throw that at your instructor.

Mar 28, 2017 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,417
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In Oklahoma we do not have dual agency.

Mar 28, 2017 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

IMHO always to Single Agent Dual Agency...

Mar 28, 2017 08:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Always.  

Mar 28, 2017 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

in my opinion, ALWAYS..... everyone needs proper representation....pick a side and stay there....

Mar 28, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,632,229
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Any time they want to...

Mar 28, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
815,922
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

When they are not completely comfortable with the agent in question as to their integrity. It can work and is legal in some states, but not in all.

Mar 28, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

If they don't agree to the terms of the dual agency disclosure.

Mar 28, 2017 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,134,251
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Most of the time!

Mar 28, 2017 06:30 AM
Ambassador
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

do the right thing

Mar 28, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
879,501
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Stay away from what you do not understand.

This applies to agents and buyers and sellers.

Mar 28, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When they are uncomfortable 

Mar 28, 2017 05:10 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

Right from the beginning.

Mar 28, 2017 05:05 AM