Feel free to ask if you have any additional questions.
-Amy S Arey
Halo Group Realty, LLC
I have to agree with T.E. below that attorneys are better in the legal aspect of the deal while realtors in non legal and it looks like yours is non legal condition.
Susie Kay, RealtorÂ®
GRI, CHMS, SFR
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240
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The situation sounds like an Intermediary situation, in which the agent must be honest with both sides but cannot give advice on pricing and cannot convey confidential information. Typically, if the buyer signs a representation agreement with the same brokerage, then another Realtor from the same brokerage is assigned by the broker to deal with the buyer, and the seller retains his representation through the same Realtor.
Nothing about pricing must pass from one Realtor to the other, except offers and counter-offers. This allows the seller to get advice and the buyer to get advice, but not from the same person.
It is not required that another Realtor be assigned to represent the buyer, but it may happen.
An attorney can always be used, but the point of negotiating is what you're worried about, which some attorneys can handle, some cannot. Realtors are best equipped to handle the process of inspecting, financing, negotiating and non-legal questions. Attorneys are best equipped to handle legal questions, not Realtors, but some attorneys are willing to handle other aspects of the deal.
If you feel uncomfortable working with the same Realtor, ask to have another Realtor assigned to the buyer.
did you sign an "Agency Disclosure" form??? Was your consent required to allow "Dual Agency?" If so, did you sign to allow dual agency???
just because your agent has a buyer customer that he/she is showing your property to and answering general question about your property doesn't mean there is a conflict of interest.
it may just mean he/she is trying to get your property sold.
If handled properly, there is no conflict of interest. Your agent can explain this to you.
Also, since you're the seller, you presumably started off with the agent as your listing agent before the buyer became involved. That's a good thing. Though opinions differ, I'd suggest that if it were the other way around--if you were the buyer and decided to use the listing agent as yours, as well, that could cause more difficulties.
So: Have your agent explain what dual agency is. If you're not comfortable, then speak to an attorney.
Hope that helps.