dual agency

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Pocket Listings: A dying breed or a renewed reality? Is there any benefit, and if so, is it worth the risk?

Though many consider “coming soon” listings to be unlisted properties that will, at some point, be listed on the MLS, in many instances, a “coming soon” listing is never listed on the MLS, much like a pocket listing.  In recent years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has addressed the growing number of pocket  andRead More

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Connecticut Trial Court: Missing Dual Agency Consent Form Doesn’t Void Contract

In the case of Bastarache v. Edgerton, a tri-level Connecticut Superior Court ruled on a pre-trail motion that the failure to attach a dual agency consent form to the written agreement for the purchase of a property did not invalidate the agreement under contract law. It was also ruled that the absence of the formRead More

Dual Broker/Associate Licensee Beware!

If being a real estate broker or salesperson acting in a dual agent capacity was not already risky enough, the California Court of Appeal just made it even more dicey. Real estate brokers and associate licensees know that the risk is great in acting in a dual agent capacity, but the reward most of theRead More

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