An agents responsibility to disclose.

Oct. 20th 2010

An agent has several responsibilities to their client, the most important is honesty. The agent has the responsibility to investigate a property and disclose any relevant information to the client. Such information includes, but is not limited to, location of the property, visual condition, and structural soundness of the property. Each agent must complete these inspections to the best of their ability.

If an agent does not look into statements made by the seller, he/she can open themselves up to possible lawsuits for fraud or negligence as well as disciplinary action by the Department of Real Estate.

 

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