The National Association of Realtors has noted that a growing number of buyers desire to work directly with the listing agent on properties. In NC, this creates a relationship that the state defines as “Dual Agency.” Another way of looking at it is that the “Dual Agent” is both the “Seller’s Agent” and “Buyer’s Agent” combined.
Many persuasion pieces have been written to encourage buyers to always use a Buyer's Agent because of a supposed difficulty the Dual Agent may have in advancing the interests of both the buyer and the seller. Supposedly a Dual Agent’s loyalty is divided between parties with competing interests. This is simply not true, especially for real estate agents working in North Carolina.