We just lost a house to a buyer represented by another agent in the same office. What’s up?

Despite the likelihood of conflicts of interest, Pennsylvania does permit real estate agents to legally represent both home buyer and seller at the same time, so long as there is a disclosure. It also permits agents sharing the same office to be on opposite sides of a transaction.

Many people mistakenly think that the state's Consumer Notice, given by real estate agents to home buyers or sellers when discussing representation, is a contract. It’s not, however, and the notice can be confusing, so ask for explanations until you understand it fully.

A better option is a specialized buyers agent. Such agents are rare in Pennsylvania. But given the many advantages of hiring a dedicated agent who is loyal exclusively to you – at no extra cost – I’m confident the service will grow more popular.

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Wayne, PA 19087
Linda Walters
Associate Broker
PA license # AB069266