Monday, September 12, 2011

Should an Agent Represent Both Parties?

Dual Agency - or the situation of one agent representing both the buyer and seller - comes up now and then, often when an agent knows both parties or people are trying to save some money, but is it a good idea?

Can one agent properly represent the interests of both buyer and seller and stay impartial?
Our friends over at Imnan asked the question recently and got a range of opinions from the expected Agent answer that as long as you are honest about conflicts it is fine to the more direct, Buyers do not have the same interests as sellers and even if you represent yourself you are better off then using just one agent.

What do you think?