Why office exclusives are not a good look for the industry

When there is a huge competition and a surplus of real estate agents, we tend to start fighting each other. Here’s why the concepts of office exclusives, designated agency and double-dipping are a big no-no to this broker. There are some services that I don’t want to provide for our clients, and I won’t, unless … Read more

Top Agent Network takes aim at office exclusives in NAR pocket listing policy

Top Agent Network, a firm that operates a members-only private group of real estate agents, is making one last attempt to stop the National Association of Realtors from enforcing a policy designed to curtail pocket listings by taking aim at the policy’s exception for office exclusives. A year ago, TAN filed a federal lawsuit alleging NAR and … Read more

‘Double-dipping agents’ overcharge consumers billions in commissions

Some one million homebuyers and sellers pay several billion dollars more per year in commissions than they should due to “double-dipping” agents, according to a new report from the Consumer Federation of America. The consumer watchdog defined a double-dipping agent or dual agent as a single agent who represents both buyer and seller in a … Read more

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