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Mon Apr 26, 2010
Robin Silverberg answered:
That is irrelevant. You need to get yourself a lawyer to try to straighten this out. What happened to your lawyer and the title company who took care of this when you purchased? There is a reason why we do things like this in NY. If the title company did a survey inspection and did not find that your neighbor was using your property, and your lawyer didn't question it, I think you have bigger problems than whether this was a conflict of interest. ... more
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Sun Apr 25, 2010
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Sun Apr 25, 2010
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Wed Nov 25, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:

I see it as a conflict of interest but if you think about it, it happens all the time where realtors have two properties in the same market for sale. Just not always their own property.

In our PA agreement to list there is a section which states we may or may not have other properties in the area which clients may see.

Sean Dawes
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Sat Nov 21, 2009
St. Lawrence Properties, LLC answered:
Realtors do not have the ability to force a buyer to buy a particular house. We often list multiple homes at the same time and top agents often have 2,3 or even 4 homes listed in the same neighborhood if not the same street.

The work a Realtor puts into selling your home should be equal to the work they will put into the others. In fact, have two homes listed on the same street will usually result in increased marketing if the homes are both similar in price and size. For instance; If I am showing house A on Smith St. and I know house B is similar, I will also want to bring the buyers to house B even if they did not request to see it.

Some common examples of a Realtor Conflict of Interest would be; The Realtor wishes to buy the house they have listed. Another common one is having the listing agent representing both the Buyer and Seller for the same property.

The best way to work out a conflict is to avoid it. But when unavoidable, put everything in writing. In your situation, it does not sound as a conflict.

Good Luck with the sale and remember to Price it Right for Today's Market
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Thu Oct 15, 2009
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
John Durso answered:
Depending on which MLS you are listed in there is not a category for a Mother/Daughter or Single Family home with an access apartment. It is listed as a single family and noted in the remarks that it is a Mother Daughter or has an access apartment. Realtors can search remarks for the words and find it. Make sure your Realtor has those words in the remarks so they can be searched and thats the best that can be done. ... more
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