Who's Working For You?
It is important that you understand who the REALTOR® is working for.
For example, both the seller and the buyer may have their own agent which means they each have a REALTOR® who is representing them. Or, some buyers choose to contact the seller's agent directly.Under this arrangement the REALTOR® is representing the seller, and must do what is best for the seller, but may provide many valuable customer services to the buyer.
A REALTOR® working with a buyer may even be a "sub-agent" of the seller. Under sub-agency, both the listing brokerage and the co-operating brokerage must do what is best for the seller even though the sub-agent may provide many valuable customer services to the buyer.
If the brokerage represents both the seller and the buyer, this is multiple representation.