A buyer has contacted me about buying one of my client’s listings. He says he does not need representation.

Legal Q&A | Working with a buyer who does not want to use an agent or an attorney

QUESTION: A buyer contacted me about buying one of my client’s listings, a small, unimproved lot. He says he does not need representation. He also says he is going to pay cash and does not think he needs to hire a lawyer to close the sale. Can I work with him without representing him and if so, is there a form for me to use to confirm that I will not be representing him? Also, does the buyer have to hire a lawyer to do the closing? The “Warning” in paragraph 1(m) of the Offer to Purchase and Contract (form 2-T) seems to say that the answer is yes. What do you think?

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