>>The fact that an agent's buyer then chooses one of their own listings to buy should not be an issue for either you or the seller.
Sorry, Della, I couldn't agree less. This is exactly what makes Dual Agency bad agency. The buyer probably wouldn't have gotten himself/herself into this situation had it not been a Dual Agency situation. As an instructor I hope you do not teach that there are no problems with dual agency. Nothing personal, BTW.
>>In your situation, it seems you used the agent by default, and thereby missed the opportunity to get their wisdom specific to your situation before they had to be a neutral party.
And this is one reason why it's bad.....
Sorry, Dream, but my comment is related to your question this time and not off-track.