Enough people have sent this in that I guess it needs to be addressed, but this is what every agent does.

The rest of us call it “getting listings”, because we do what’s best for the seller:


The writer called these ‘pocket listings’ but this activity should be called something else – and the buyer should paying the commission – because a “listing” implies a contract with a seller.  If any agent has a written listing agreement with the seller, they have a fiduciary duty to put the listing on the open market – it is what’s best for the seller.

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