If I own a home and signed a contract with a realtor, am I correct in assuming that they work for me?

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If I own a home and signed a contract with a realtor, am I correct in assuming that they work for me?

My realtor went behind my back and worked out a deal with my grandfather. Is this legal? I understand she needs my signature to close the deal but can she discuss things with anyone besides myself with out permission?

Asked on October 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Wisconsin

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You are correct that the lisitng agreement signed by you means that the real estate agent works for you. However, a real estate agent is expected to take initiative in bringing offers to you. The real estate agent can discuss matters about your home being listed for sale with others without your permission so long as confidentiality issues as to you are not breached and compromised.


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