Real Estate Vocabulary


Dual Agency – Representing two clients in the same transaction

In the State of New Jersey, a real estate agent must have written permission from both parties, the buyer and seller, in order to represent both in the same transaction as a disclosed dual agent (DDA).  Though this sounds like a conflict to some on the surface, it is usually very simple to treat all parties honestly, equally and with proper respect in order to bring about a happy settlement.

An example of when this can be a challenge for an agent is when one of the clients begins a sentence with, “Don’t tell the other party, but…”

In this case, it is proper for the agent to remind the client off their DDA relationship with all parties.

At Help-U-Sell Harbinger Realty, we have represented both buyer and seller an amazing 73.3% of our transactions- more than any other Mercer or Burlington County broker.  Our approach is to be upfront and direct, while keeping no secrets.


One Response to Real Estate Vocabulary

  1. Sylvia Stout says:

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