All professions have practitioners who provide exemplary service and others who are not so good. Such is the case with residential real estate. While most agents are ethical and abide by the rules, a few seem more interested in earning a commission than working in their clients’ best interest.
Real estate agents can be well intentioned in their actions but create huge problems by overstepping the limits of their expertise. Most agents aren’t attorneys and are prohibited from providing legal advice. Yet they sometimes slip into the role of attorney.