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California Debates Whether Dual Agents Have a Place in Real Estate

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According to the OC Register, many people are wondering: is it necessary to have double agents when it comes to selling real estate (a separate agent for the buyer and for the seller, rather than having one real estate agent handle them both)? Some would say it can be done with just one agent.

Not surprisingly, the practice is a controversial one, and there are benefits and detractions listed by both sides. The concept of dual agency is now going to the California Supreme Court, and the outcome could majorly shake up the California real estate industry and many of the practices that are quite common today.

There is a great deal of concern about this ruling in the California real estate community,? explained Bob Hunt, a director of the California Association of Realtors in discu