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Old 07-08-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Manassas Park
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I'm starting a new job in DC and have not decided whether to live in Maryland or Virginia. Informally, I'm working with an agent in each area. I'm pretty sure each is licensed to work in the other state, but I worry that distances will lessen their responsivenesses. So I was thinking of entering separate buyers agents agreements, one in each state.

Is this possible? Normal? Thoughts?

Thanks
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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it's completely possible, and your concern about distance for each agent is understandable.I'm sure either agent would be more than willing to handle both states for you, but there does come a point where not being "local" to the area diminishes an agent's ability and expertise to some degree. When you do your Buyer Broker Agreement, make sure that it specifies the state in which they are representing you, and let them both know you have a different agent for the other state. Honesty is always the best policy!
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Manassas Park
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Thanks TeamBenya,

I thought it was possible, but I didn't want to create a problem with the realtors by asking for something that couldn't be done.

Dan
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This definitely happens. I was just in a situation like this where I was representing the buyer in MD and someone else in VA. As long as the agents understand what is going on. Unfortunately for me they went with a VA home but I wasn't take off guard because they had been honest with me from the start.

Good luck with your home search.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Toms River NJ
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We currently are working with 2 agents in 2 neighboring states. Both agents were assigned to us by the relocation company we are working with and both are aware of the situation. We have found that each one is an "expert" in the area of the state we are looking in and it has been helpful. Of course, now we will have to decide on a home and only one will get the sale.
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