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Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

The list is endless...

Mar 09, 2017 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There is no problems.

You manage the situation. Meet your duties. That is what you were hired to do.

If NO ONE has hired you, still no problem. You have no role in the transaction and should refrain from injecting ANY professional guidance.

If the professional involved is screw-up, has little experience, has no experience working with both the buyer and seller side, the problems that exist are countless.

However, the laws of your state may have a different point of view.

Mar 09, 2017 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Maria Sapio 

Mar 09, 2017 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't represent unrepresented customers.

Mar 09, 2017 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

The answer to your question would require a lot of time...

Mar 09, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,853,532
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Getting paid

Mar 09, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Maria Sapio nailed this one!

Mar 09, 2017 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
7,793,734
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Too many to list.

Mar 09, 2017 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,170,605
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

They jump ship

Mar 09, 2017 03:23 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't deal with unrepresented customers.

Mar 09, 2017 03:18 AM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

If I had a unrepentant customer, I would kick them to the curb.

Mar 09, 2017 12:37 AM
Ambassador
2,679,479
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 None.

Mar 09, 2017 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,173
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you're walking on thin ice when you deal with a person who has no representation....

Mar 09, 2017 07:41 AM
Ambassador
3,339,654
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not walk or work in landmines.  I echo what Nina Hollander in her comment and comments to comments. The lines are made very clear. 

Mar 09, 2017 07:37 AM
Ambassador
5,033,341
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There's enough potential issues to write an entire post about

Mar 09, 2017 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael DeVico As long as the customer understands exactly what unrepresented means and is provided full disclosure, there shouldn't be any problems. I will venture to say once they fully understand what it means to be unrepresented, they will sign an Agency agreement and go with full representation.

Mar 09, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Interesting question...an unrepresented customer may wish they had representation along the way or when it is all said and done. Best to do it on the front end.

Mar 09, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
898,058
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

One major issue would be disputes as to the procuring cause.

Mar 09, 2017 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

They will use you and abuse you and spit you out the other side.

Mar 09, 2017 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The problem might be in thinking to much about problems like this.

Mar 09, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
577,750
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

You do all the work and probably won't get paid, but then again that would be my fault for not having them sign a buyer representation agreement... so bottom line, I wouldn't take any one out without representation.

Mar 09, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,850,301
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wanting advice, when you cannot give it.

Mar 11, 2017 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael DeVico - God gave us only 10 fingers - and perhaps we can count up to 30 on both hands.

That may not be sufficient to count the problems which we may run into...

Mar 09, 2017 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
979,496
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - Well, you might end up having to do all the work and then end up not getting paid if the transaction does not close.

Mar 09, 2017 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
142,796
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Not getting paid along with a host of other issues.

Mar 09, 2017 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

A lot can be written about this. You have to be very careful in this situation. Often the unrepresented person will feel like you are their agent. Full disclosure stating you aren't needs to be given to that person. 

Mar 09, 2017 06:56 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

there is so much that you could not list them all

Mar 09, 2017 02:49 PM
Ambassador
1,074,411
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

There are too many to list here.  Unrepresented clients are headaches waiting to happen.

Mar 09, 2017 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,316
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

You mean the client who represent himself? I never had such experience, here in SoCal the housing prices are so high, only lawyers and RE licensees represent themselves. 

Mar 09, 2017 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,568
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Go on WebMD and try to self-diagnose a medical issue.  Same thing happens in real estate.

Mar 09, 2017 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
707,262
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

You try to make him/her your customer - and they he/she has representation!

Mar 09, 2017 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
608,881
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

None. Agency disclosure is required in NY state. I must represent either buyer or seller or dual. However, I can represent either buyer or seller and deal with unrepresented customer.

As a seller's agent I do not represent the interest of the buyer. In dealings with buyer customers as a seller's agent I (a) exercise reasonable skill and care in performance of my agent's duties, (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to me materially affecting the value or desirability of property.

Buyer signs NY agency disclosure form acknowledging I am a seller's agent and represent interest of seller.

As a buyer's agent I represent the interest of the buyer. In dealings with a seller customer (unrepresented aka FSBO) I (a) exercise reasonable skill and care in performance of my agent's duties; (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to me materially affecting the buyer's ability and/or willingness to perform a contract to acquire seller's property that are not inconsistent with my fiduciary duties to the buyer.

Seller signs NY agency disclosure form acknowledging I am buyer's agent and represent the buyer's interests.

Real estate is local and local laws apply.

Mar 09, 2017 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,192,989
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A waste of time and no compensation!

Mar 09, 2017 08:34 AM
Ambassador
6,357,059
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Implied agency.

Mar 09, 2017 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,530,928
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Unorganized, distrustful, ignorant to the proper process, unnecessary conflicts.

Mar 09, 2017 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most likely will not get paid if they do buy up to breaking the law if you did not have them sign the agency disclosure forms. 

Mar 09, 2017 05:26 AM
Ambassador
5,204,738
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh, what Maria Sapio said!

Mar 09, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

just do the right thing

Mar 09, 2017 04:45 AM