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Realtor® Legal Tip – Don’t access the home unless you have authorization from the listing agent.

October 24, 2019

Author: Curtis Bullock

I just read over 3 ethics cases that were filed here at the Board. All 3 of these cases involved an agent entering a home with their buyer without permission from the listing agent or seller. In some cases the seller was startled late at night when someone was trying to come in the home. In all 3 cases the agents were found in violation of the ethics rules.

Be sure to follow any showing instructions on the MLS before entering a home.

Also, listing agents, please respond as quickly as possible when you receive a showing request.


Relevant Topics

Code of Ethics