Typically, the Realtor is the hub that communicates with all the spokes that wheel the deal together.
I hope this helped?
The answer is both. As a buyer you need to inform your attorney about all aspects of the transaction and make sure he is aware of your most important concerns as he or she will be protecting your best interests from a legal standpoint. If you have any questions or concerns you must discuss them with your attorney and remember, better safe than sorry.
The real estate agent will also be communicating with your attorney and forwarding all the deal information some of which you may not have such as the sellers full name and/or the seller's attorney. A professional real estate agent will also be in constant contact with both the buyer's and seller's attorney to make sure the deal is moving forward without a hitch. Also, if any problems arise, you, your attorney and the real estate agent will usually work hand in hand to gets things resolved (hopefully!).
If I can be of further assistance please let me know. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783