how long does a relationship with buyer's agent last in CA?

Asked by haruman, 90245 Tue Feb 3, 2009

If you sign a "disclosure and consent for representation of more than one buyer or seller"[C.A.R. Form DA, 11/06] in CA, how long does it last? Nowhere in the fine print does it mention any times? How can you cancel it? Is verbally OK?

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Steve Campit…, Home Buyer, J.T. Williams, Charlotte, NC
Mon Jul 22, 2013
The language used in D.A.R. form DA is some of the most onerous and dangerous I've ever encountered in 35 years of reading contracts. It is, quite literally, a license to double-cross the client to the agent's benefit and runs contrary to every precept of the fiduciary relationship. No one should ever sign one of these forms.
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haruman, , 90245
Tue Feb 3, 2009
Thanks for your super fast answers. Technically it's sort of a whirlwind about what happen. But i want to do the right thing. I signed an agreement late jun 2008, and i finally found a house that I want via yahoo. I asked the real estate agent of long ago whom I've not had any contact until recently for a tour of the house. She could not make it so her friend, who is also a real estate agent, came with us to see that house along with several in the area. I signed no disclosure with her said friend. Then a day later, I decided to put an offer on the house, but later found out that the Realtor is both the buyer's agent and the seller. I guess I signed the disclosure for dual agency without reading it too closely. Ethically I feel wrong. I feel that my original real estate agent should be getting the commission on this home. Is that true? What would be the best course of action? This is really an ethics question, of course created by the troublesome consumer.
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David Rivas, , Sunnyvale, CA
Tue Feb 3, 2009
Haruman; If you had signed a consent for representation with a Realtor to represent you in buying a home you should cancel it with written notification and a phone call. You should explain what the agent has or has not done right for you. Realtors can spend many hours working on findin you the right home. So you should explain what went wrong and you should put your cancelation of the contract in writing.
You are sounding like an agent kinda of? As a Realtor if you are representing both the buyer and the seller in a transaction the agreement is only good for that specific transaction. Because the seller would be different in each transaction. So maybe you should clarify what is your position in asking this questions so more Realtors can understand where you are coming from. Make sense?
David Rivas
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The Hagley G…, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Tue Feb 3, 2009
Cancelling in writing would be best. Unless, of course you are already in contract with your agent to purchase a home.
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