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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No issue at all.  We sign Multiple Representation Agreements all the time.  It is not the Realtor's decision as to how much to offer or what conditions to include.  We provide the information and what the client does with the info is entirely up to them.   If you are a person who cannot respect confidentiality than, Yes should refer it out!

Dec 14, 2016 07:56 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd be happy to write the offers. We have to sign multiple representation disclosure regardless if we have other clients or not. 

Dec 14, 2016 07:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

As Inna Ivchenko answered we use a particular disclosure that addresses this issue regardless of client representation in California.  With client approval, I'd write them up.    

Dec 15, 2016 07:50 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Disclose, disclose and disclose. CA has a form that informs buyer that there is a possibility that you might be working with different buyers for the same property.

Dec 15, 2016 07:20 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've never had this happen as I try not to show the same properties to different clients... otherwise how am I representing each of their sole best interests?

Dec 15, 2016 04:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

This almost happened to me once, but the second person changed their mind about putting in an offer. At the time, I was going to submit the first offer that came through and I was going to refer the second buyer to another agent. 

Dec 15, 2016 03:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Both Susan Emo and Inna Ivchenko answered it.  A

Dec 14, 2016 09:03 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I would refer one client to another agent and write an offer for one.

Dec 14, 2016 07:42 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

There is such a conflict of interest in representing two people on the same purchase. Work with one and refer the other to a trusted colleague - for a good fee!

Dec 14, 2016 07:41 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I write both offers, but I disclose that fact

Dec 14, 2016 06:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Disclose to your clients, keep quiet and write up the offers.  But it may be better and safer to refer one or both of them to other agents.

Dec 14, 2016 06:07 PM
Julia Lysenko
FEMBi - Tampa, FL
Russian/English Speaking Mortgage Banker

Disclose the situation to the buyers. Just can't say details about the offer. 

Dec 19, 2016 07:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our Buyer Agency states we may show a property to competing buyers, no disclosure needed.

Dec 16, 2016 12:30 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Disclose, disclose, disclose then write 'em up!  Our contracts come with a "Possible representation of more than one buyer or seller" form built in.

Dec 15, 2016 06:51 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I almost had this situatoin.  In the event the second buyer was going to make an offer, I was going to refer them to another agent.  You could unintentionally given an advantage to one buyer or another without even realizing it.  Too sticky with too much potential for misunderstandings if one buyer wins and another loses.

Dec 15, 2016 02:36 PM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Put in their offers, and may the best one win

Dec 15, 2016 01:59 PM
Toronto, ON

It is allowed in my jurisdiction and such disclosure is included in the standard forms.

Dec 15, 2016 12:51 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Susan Emo and Michael Jacobs on this.  

Dec 15, 2016 11:37 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I could advise both of what's happening and make the offers, though I would prefer to refer one to another agent.

Dec 15, 2016 09:02 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I just tell them to submit best and highest since seller may receive multiple offers. Mutiple offers are very common here in DFW.  I just heard from a friend that his friend's offer is one of 83.

Dec 15, 2016 08:58 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

In my state, I would feel more comfortable in having my broker represent and present the offer of the second potential buyer. 

Dec 15, 2016 08:09 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

write them up and deliver them.... you represent both buyer clients.... and confidentiality is of the utmost importance....

Dec 15, 2016 07:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If I was a buyers agent for both of them I would write both up and let them say what price they want to offer.  I would tell them you know of another offer from one of your people

Dec 15, 2016 06:36 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Patricia Kennedy Advise the client and present them in the order written.

Dec 15, 2016 06:29 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Susan Emo wrote

Dec 15, 2016 05:59 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Although it is common practice for the agent to proceed with proper disclosure, it has been my experience that the loser will not be so easy to let it go. An agent should be aware of the residual of proceeding.

The loser will be perpetually asking him/herself, "Does my agent really have my back?"

I would refer one client for this specific transaction.

I feel this is similar to taking a listing then when the listing agents finds the buyer, changing the agreement with the seller.


Dec 15, 2016 05:57 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Happens to me more often than you might think with condos - I submit both orders and disclose that I wrote one - of course I an not permitted to disclose the amount of the offer.

I also asure them if they don't get there are plenty more out there we will work on getting for them

Dec 15, 2016 05:25 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would show them when that is addressed in our buyers rep agreement. 

Dec 15, 2016 05:23 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Disclose the situation and write both for presentation!

Dec 15, 2016 05:17 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have had this hapen with Hud homes. Disclose to both buyers.

Dec 15, 2016 04:27 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Each offer will most likely be different ( terms, lender, contingencies, closing date, etc), so prepare and submit both offers. Could be that neither gets accepted.

Dec 15, 2016 04:25 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Susan Emo and Inna Ivchenko nailed this one!

Dec 15, 2016 03:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think Susan Emo's ideas idea is interesting....

Dec 14, 2016 08:53 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've had this happen. I let both buyers know I had another buyer that was submitting an offer through me. It was a bank owned house. I also had the listing side. As it turns out one buyer submitted such a low offer, it wasn't even considered by the bank. 

Dec 14, 2016 07:47 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

This clause if from Florida Realtors form, "Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Agreement, Single Agent"

(b) Other Buyers. Buyer understands that Broker may work with other prospective buyers who want to acquire the same property as Buyer. If Broker submits offers by competing buyers, Broker will notify Buyer that a competing offer has been made, but will not disclose any of the offer's material terms or conditions. Buyer agrees that Broker may make competing buyers aware of the existence of any offer Buyer makes, so long as Broker does not reveal any material terms or conditions of the offer without Buyer's prior written consent.

Dec 14, 2016 06:27 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We can do that in Oklahoma as transactional brokers but would allow one of them to go with someone else. Usually I won't do this.

Dec 14, 2016 06:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Submit the offers. 

Dec 14, 2016 06:15 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

One of them would have to go to another agent and would submt an Offer for the one that I represented.

Dec 14, 2016 06:06 PM