Sounds like you're not comfortable with the dual agency issue, and to be honest I am not a fan of it. Tell her you do not agree to it. I know in VA that is an option of anyone - everyone is entitled to their own agent. Tell her you want to have separate agents so you can have the agency representation you're paying for. This is the kind of market where that is understandable.... more
I just did a quick scan on Realtor.com at some condo listings. I thought the two below were presented fairly well. You might want to include the two agents who have the listings when you do the interview process. That is, if one doesn't happen to be one you have used already. The third link below might be of some use in doing the interviews, however i would try and find two more agents along with these two. Good luck.
You need to look into recent sales IN YOUR COMPLEX and units with the same number of beds / baths. That will give you an idea of the value (compare condition from there). Also is it impossible for a dual agent to negotiate the best deal for the buyer and get the best price for the seller. It's likely the agent is recommending they accept a hubbard offer b/c your willing to over-pay for the property. If thats the case, if you could potentially owe much more than the unit is worth from day one (a home you will not be able to sell for a looong time). Shoot me an email and ill send you the comps in your complex.... more
You should really speak with a Real Estate Attorney. Without knowing all the specifics, it would be hard for anyone to comment because there are so many factors involved.. Hopefully you already have an attorney - I would speak with them!... more