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No consensus on real estate dual agency, double-ending

Beyond Dual Agency
Published on Feb 22, 2012

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Consumer groups frown on it, calling it, at best, "nonsensical," at worst, "legalized fraud," but to the real estate industry, the practice of "double-ending" real estate deals, in some states referred to as dual agency, is a more nuanced practice -- one that is fairly common and often acceptable under certain circumstances, though perhaps at times difficult to navigate.

Inman News recently conducted an online survey of agents and brokers -- "Real Estate: Behind the Curtain" -- that asked real estate professionals about the frequency and acceptability of more than three dozen customs and practices, including the practice of agents eng