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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 1 month ago

Is it true that I must use a listing agent as my agent?

The realtor is selling the home and telling me I must use her as my realtor as well or she won't allow me to see the home.  She is saying she wants a payout from the buyer and seller.  Is it really not possible for me to see homes with my own realtor?

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  • 1 month ago

    You don't have to use the listing agent, and I highly recommend you DON'T. Get your OWN agent--a BUYER's agent. It's also not recommended you try to deal with the listing agent yourself or directly with the sellers. The listing agent works with the seller and will try to get their best offer from you. Your buyer's agent will work for YOU. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes. Lots of sellers won't deal with you, if you are working with a realtor.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, she can not require you to use her as your agent.

     

    < She is saying she wants a payout from the buyer and seller. >

     

    Come up with a better story for your trolling 100 assignment.

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  • 1 month ago

    No law requires it.  What she wants does not matter, and it may very well be illegal of her to even suggest it, but it is at best unethical.

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  • 1 month ago

    There you go picking on the Realtors again!

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  • R P
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    1 month ago

    It's true in Trollville

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  • 1 month ago

    She is greedy and she is lying.  She wants a piece of the action and will stop at nothing to get it.  You could report her to the state realty board for unethical conduct.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's pretty slimy of her, and dumb to let it out in the open. If you've got an agent already, stick with him.

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  • 1 month ago

    That is an extremely unethical practice. Yes, she can represent both buyer and seller (although not recommended) but she can not force you to use her as an agent. You don't actually have to have an agent (but it is a good idea if you don't know what you are doing and generally costs you nothing). You could say yes, you can be my agent but your fee is going to be 0.0001%

    I'd get her statement in writing (text/email or something) and report her to the licensing agency.

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