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Agency Relationships in Real Estate

real estate agencyIn California, real estate agents are required to give sellers and buyers an agency disclosure notice. This notice doesn't specify the type of relationship between the agent and client, it merely points out the various types of agency relationships that are possible.

However, it is up to the seller or buyer to determine the type of agency relationship each prefers. Some sellers do not want the agent to represent both the seller and the buyer, especially since it generally will cost the seller the same amount of money either way. Yet, few sellers (and even fewer buyers) realize that they have the legal right to choose whether to accept dual agency vs. single agency.

Even fewer realize agency has nothing to do with who pays whom.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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