I have read all the above answers and agree with all of them. Although, I would like to add a little something.
Professional Realtors are legally bound to represent the sellers unless we are representing you directly as a buyer's agent . Once you have authorize a Realtor to represent you as your "buyers agent" is when a Realtor legally can tell you everything & anything that is known about that or any other Real Estate.
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