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Professional Standards Manual

Notice of Change: Information in this manual will be changing when new rules about disclosures and dual agency take effect on June 15, 2018. Please check back for up-to-date information about agency and disclosure obligations. Learn more about the new rules.

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1. Practice Standards

(b) Agency - View Entire Section

(VI) Teams and Agency

Some licensees operate as teams. Whether under designated agency or brokerage agency, members of these teams typically share information with respect to the various persons to whom they provide real estate services. That is the essence of the team concept. As a result, these teams are not able to separate their agency relationships, whether under brokerage agency or under designated agency. For example, if John Smith and Wendy Chang are a team, John cannot act as designated agent for the seller and Wendy as designated agent for the buyer in relation to the same trade. The team may be able to treat one or the other as a customer so long as an agency relationship hasn’t already been established with that person. Otherwise, the team will have to seek the consent of both clients to act as limited dual agents.