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TRUSTING YOUR REALTOR
Can you trust your realtor? Can you depend on him or her to look out for your interests? Or should you be careful and leary of what really happens behind the "closed doors" of a real estate transaction?
Well, what really goes on is that the real estate agents talk to each other and communicate exactly what they need to to close the deal. Or even if they aren't working together to close the deal, your question to your buyer's agent is translated second hand to the seller's agent. And maybe the seller's agent asks the seller and then the seller gives the message back to the seller's agent then to the buyer's agent and finally back to you. That is a terrible way to communicate but it's what you get in a real estate transaction. It's a recipe for misinformation and limiting your real questions and inquiry.
If your agent was truly your ally and advocate like an attorney, you could trust the process more. As it is, you should be very careful about the exchange of information. As a precaution, you should always require your questions to be submitted in writing and responses to be in writing as well.