(Closed) Realtor related to seller

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Basically just means don’t use their realtor as yours too because they’re pulling more for the seller. It’s not a big deal, it happens a lot. 

Post # 4
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would contact another realtor to show you the property. That way you can be certain you have an unbiased agent working and scrutinizing on your behalf. It’s been my experience that no matter how much an agent tries to be unbiased or even thinks they are, theyre not. It’s not that I have thought they were doing it maliciously, it’s just human nature.


Post # 5
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

In MA if a Realtor is related to the seller they need to state it. As a buyer you should be working exclusivelymwkth a buyers agent to represent you in a transaction. Nothing wrong with the listing agent representing them. A lot of buyers think they need to work with the listing agent this is not the case. A buyers agent is usually paid for by the sellers, not all times but most of the time. I would seek out an exclusive buyers agent to represent you. 

Post # 6
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

As a Realtor, I promise to uphold the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics.  I am also bound by my state’s regulations to complete confidentiality.  When representing both the seller and buyer in a transaction, I ‘switch hats’ depending upon whom I am meeting.  For example, if I am meeting with the seller, I will not in any way (body language included) indicate the buyers stance on an offer.  It’s just not ethical.

Post # 7
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s fine but I wouldn’t use the same agent, just contact another agent and ask them to show you the house. i used the “related” agent (and listing agent) when buying my first house and looking back it was a mistake. I was young and didn’t know any better, and there’s lots of things the agent should have told me but didn’t and I’m certain it was because they were related to the sellers (even tho they aren’t supposed to, not everyone is completely Impartial)

Post # 8
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I would get another realtor.

Post # 9
874 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MarieeToBee: I bought a home from a woman who used her cousin as her realtor. The sale went fine. The sellers realtor will always work hard for them whether they are related or not. I don’t think its a big deal. Good luck!

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