Romance in real estate: Fairy tales, trysts and scandals

  • Your next client could be the love of your life.
  • But agents should evaluate whether any romantic interest connected to their job could create a conflict that interferes with their ability to serve a client's best interests.

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The listing appointment between the real estate agent and prospective client lasted six hours. When the agent — who was engaged — left the meeting, she called up her friend, Jennifer Egbert. Then she turned around and headed back to the prospective client. “What the hell is going on here?” she asked the man she’d shared company with for the better part of a workday