Full disclosure: This is about Maryland's open house disclosure laws

Would you bother showing a single house to someone who you're not representing?
  • An amendment made to the Maryland Real Property Brokers Act will require agents to present signs at open houses disclosing whom they represent.
  • The "presumed agent" no longer exists in Maryland.
  • The changes go into effect on October 1.

A long time ago, there was a small town with one real estate agent. This agent helped people buy and sell homes. Then the agent hired a friend. They bought and sold homes for people and earned a living as Friends Real Estate Co.