Double ending a real estate listing and home for sale

    double ending a real estate transaction Santa Clarita ValleyDouble ending a real estate listing – this means for the listing agent to also representing the home seller.

    Thereby “double dipping” or “double ending” a single transaction.

    This equates to the listing agent earning a double commission, unless something “less” was pre negotiated between the listing agent and the seller. Example, “If I bring the real estate buyer I will reduce the total commission from 6% to 5%.”

    However, in the world of real estate, this feat is rarely accomplished. The reason is because there are literally thousands of real estate agents with buyers for any real estate seller.

    Also, the other caveat is the issue of dual agency. The listing agent, the one the seller hired to sell their home, condo or townhome knows their most personal secrets. Although it says as part of the agreement that the sellers agent cannot reveal the “seller’s bottom line” unless previously agreed to, it may still happen in the home seller’s mind.

    In addition, it also says the buyer’s agent, the agent representing the home buyer, cannot reveal the buyers “top end” as far as how much they are willing to pay.

    In the end you have an agent that has all of the appearances of being Bipolar 🙂 – no offence to my Uncle Rich who has bipolar disorder, in a bad way.

    How can you have a singular agent represent both a buyer and seller on the same property? The answer is you can, but they have to be completely transparent and not sales people.

    In the world of real estate several states in the United States say you cannot. In fact, it’s illegal for the listing agent to represent the home buyer on the same property.

    It’s an interesting dilemma and there is even a disclosure that the California Association of Realtors has imposed to be signed by all parties related to who represents whom in the transaction.  This disclosure is known as “Real Estate Agency”.

    In California Dual Agency is legal. However, a lot of buyers and sellers wish to steer away from this type of transaction. 

    At New Homes – while most people give up their email addresses and names to be on the “get notified” list, once we explain that negates us being to represent them, they don’t make this a practice. Make sure you don’t sign up for anything. Even at open houses, and especially at new housing and new builder communities. This non act will ensure  you will be able to keep your own realtor and have them run interference for you 100%.

    I’m Connor T. MacIvor and I’m glad to be of service to you and yours with everything that is real estate procurement and sales.

    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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