Sometimes it is difficult to get in touch with the other agent in a transaction. If they are in the same office or same company they can always be found!
Good luck in your real estate adventure,
Sheila Alderman Dunigan
You will however have the same broker. The broker will be overseeing the activities of each agent to ensure a smooth, ethical transaction.
Your agent has a fiduciary relationship with you, whereby his/her loyalty is to you. This is a relationship that every agent protects. We understand the deep trust and commitment you are placing in our hands and we will protect that relationship throughout the transaction and beyond.
I hope this helps in some way; however, in the final analysis you will have to go with your own internal voice and your own comfort zone. If it feels good - do it. If there's something nagging at you - step away!
Not at all... it actually makes for an easier transaction in many cases. As long as you are represented exclusively by a Realtor that you trust and are comfortable with.
Good luck with your purchase!
When there are really two agents involved, the form clearly states which agent is representing which client, however, the designated broker is still responsible for both buyer and seller. In this case there should be no conflict of interest because buyer and seller have representation and the two agents are obligated to their respective client and can be held resonsible through the Code of Ethics.
With that said, I have seen some of these deals go great where everyone wins and I have also seen deals where there was clear agency and the agent didn't look out for their client's best intentions.
The bottom line is find an agent that comes well recommended and work with that person closely. Ask questions - get answers - and if you have any questions talk to the broker.
There may be states in which designated agency is not allowed. To find out, you should visit your state's real estate commission website.
I hope this helps!