Desmond Neoh, Your Area Specialist, Multilingual (Weichert, Realtors)

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Rainmaker
4,552,881
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

In California, a licensed real estate broker can list and sell their own property(properties).  A real estate salesperson can as well subject to any brokerage rules that may exist.  As Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel answered having a California real estate must be disclosed.   

Jan 23, 2017 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, one can list their own property, and it has to be disclosed that you are an agent.  We opted to list our home, and our agent still had to disclose that we were real estate broker and agent.  A

Jan 23, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have used another agent. FYI, that agent became my wife.

Jan 23, 2017 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,786
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

In IL we can sell our own with disclosure but cannot be a dual agent.

Jan 23, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainer
352,976
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Yes, but I think it comes down to the question if your E&O Insurance covers it and in most cases the answer is yes.  I know some local brokerages don't allow according to conversations I've had with agents on this topic.  I personally have bought and sold all of the real estate I own and have owned.  

Jan 23, 2017 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
7,787,954
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Agents can list their own properties for sale. I would use another agent to list our residence for sale.

Jan 23, 2017 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, you can.... I've always used an agent for selling my properties.... I buy on my own and take my end of the commission as a credit at closing toward closing costs....

Jan 23, 2017 07:11 AM
Ambassador
3,339,024
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

In California we can list and sell our own home with full disclosure that we a real estate agent. Some brokerages prohibit it as a matter of policy. E&O coverage may be an issue as well. 

Jan 23, 2017 08:41 AM
Ambassador
5,032,396
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have done both but we can list our own home provided it's disclosed. At one brokerage I was at I had to have my broker list the property in order to be covered by the E and O

Jan 23, 2017 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You are OK if you disclose. Even if you sell as a FSBO you must disclose on your sign and in your advertisement.

Jan 23, 2017 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It depends. I have done it both ways and evaluate the circumstances. 

Jan 23, 2017 08:14 AM
Ambassador
2,160,807
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

You mean as a licensed agent?

Jan 23, 2017 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
706,732
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Absolutely!  I am surprised to gather from your question that in some states this is not permitted.

Jan 23, 2017 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Yes but with an attorney.

Jan 23, 2017 07:10 AM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

We plan to list ours by next spring. As long as we disclose we are Realtors that's fine.

Jan 23, 2017 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I do it myself. Why hire someone else to represent me when I know myself better than anyone?

Jan 23, 2017 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do my self Desmond Neoh 

I don't like doing dual agency, too much liability. 

Jan 23, 2017 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,898,945
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have sold 2 of my homes in the past.

 

Jan 23, 2017 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,848,314
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We can sell our own properties, but a wise real estate attorney (that passed) had always said --- do not sell them, hire a REALTOR! 

Jan 25, 2017 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In Florida, the assumption is that every transaction is Transactional versus Single Agency. I love selling my own listings!

Jan 25, 2017 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,748
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We have listed/sold and purchased our own properties in the past.

Jan 24, 2017 05:04 PM
Rainmaker
986,952
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have not sold one of my own properties in years, but I do sell my own

Jan 24, 2017 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
897,698
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Can list/sell with disclosure.

Jan 24, 2017 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Jacobs  nailed this one!

Jan 24, 2017 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You can, so long as you disclose the fact. I consider myself an excellent listing/marketing agent... why would I give that job to another agent? And how could that agent represent my house better than I?

Jan 24, 2017 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

My province allows agents to list their own property.  Disclosures are required.

Jan 23, 2017 08:43 PM
Ambassador
6,352,320
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do some of each.  We each have our specialties and it is best to assign the right job to each person.

Jan 23, 2017 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,973,004
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Our company does not allow us to list/sell our own property. Not a good idea..have an agent in the office handle it for you. Always have to disclose you are a licensed Realtor.

Jan 23, 2017 07:34 PM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yes, we list our own (sold three ourselves in the last few years) but interestingly a couple of years ago we used another agent to be our buyers agent on a HUD home we purchased. 

Jan 23, 2017 07:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,138
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most E&O insurances forbid an agent from listing their own property.  I have no such restriction and would never hire another agent to handle a transaction I could, so long as it was a residential transaction in my area.  If I came into a house 2 hours from me, or a plot of land or a commercial structure, I would defer to the experts in those areas.

 

I've repp'd myself on buying several houses and leasing my rental SFRs out.  I would definitely use myself should I ever sell one of my houses.  But I am capable of being objective and unemotional.  People who aren't capable of treating it like any other listing should not list their own pad.

Jan 23, 2017 07:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's perfectly acceptable to list your own property, but it must be disclosed. 

Jan 23, 2017 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on where the property is located compared to my normal selling area,

Jan 23, 2017 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,133,976
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Desmond Neoh In California an agent can list own property for sale, and must be disclosed.

Jan 23, 2017 06:00 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I list and sell my own homes. The only time i may list with another, is some commercial buildings

Jan 23, 2017 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It is best to have another agent do it--check E and O insurance

Jan 23, 2017 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Jan 23, 2017 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,809,749
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

We list our own - who could possibly do a better job?

Jan 23, 2017 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
577,750
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I have done so in the past, and woud do it again.. Our office also has a policy where I would only be charged a small administration fee, not the usual cut in commission if it were my own residence.

Jan 23, 2017 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our office policy is agents can sell their own properties.

Jan 23, 2017 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
802,289
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

In BC Canada you can sell your own property however I would not and most of the agents in our office don't.

Jan 23, 2017 10:38 AM
Rainer
509,449
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yes, agents can sell their own property.

Jan 23, 2017 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,511
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Come all ye listings joyful & triumphant to Ran Right Realty to list by Richie

Jan 23, 2017 09:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Desmond Neoh It is legal to list/sell your own property; however, E&O insurance may not cover any issues. Disclosure is also required.

Jan 23, 2017 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
908,498
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would do either depending on situation and location. Agents here disclose "Owner is Agent" in MLS and all advertising, including if they are selling FSBO without putting it in MLS.

Jan 23, 2017 09:03 AM