Q: Can the selling real estate agent collect commission as seller and buyer?
Agent decided to purchase the property but wants commission as seller and buyer. Is this legal?
A: Generally, an agent which acts as the agent for both seller and buyer (sometimes referred to as "dual agency") may receive compensation for acting as both seller and buyer. However, an agent who is a party to a contract may generally not represent the other party, even though they may still be able to receive a portion of the commission.
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