The buyer and seller have authorized dual agency in writing, but I was not sure whether I was allowed to practice dual agency as a BIC.

Legal Q&A | Dual Agency, Designated Dual Agency, and the Role of the BIC

QUESTION: I am the broker-in-charge of a small firm. Recently, one of my agents brought an offer for one of my listings. The buyer and seller have authorized dual agency in writing, but I was not sure whether I was allowed to practice dual agency as a BIC. Is it permissible for a BIC to be involved in a dual agency transaction? What about designated dual agency?


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