Real Estate Today with Tom Kelly: Dual Agency

Last weekend, Mike Spence was a guest on KIRO Radio’s Tom Kelly’s Real Estate Today weekly radio show.  A strong real estate market has given rise to more transactions represented by dual agents.  Dual Agency is when a real estate agent represents both the buyer and the seller in the same transaction.

The discussion addressed:

  • Can one agent really handle both sides of the deal?
  • Do they really represent both buyer and seller equally?
  • Does having a dual agent increase or decrease risk?
  • If I have a dual agent, can the commission be negotiated?
  • What is the most common type of dual agent?
  • If buyer broker helps the buyer and seller broker helps the seller, who does the dual agent broker help?
  • What are the most comment mistakes made by dual agents?

Contact Mike at [email protected] or (206) 689-2167